Veseyans went into Saturdays game against top of the table Stourbridge Lions with a number of regulars missing, but in the first 40 minutes you most certainly wouldn’t of known it.

The V’s were quick out the blocks and scored a solid driving maul through hooker, Matt ‘Cherry’ Bakewell within 5 minutes.

As play settled, both sides took a physical approach and the rugby that followed was fantastic to watch. Both sides put together good periods of play and every facet of play was hotly contested. Stourbridge looked dangerous in outside channels and scored three good tries (non converted) while Veseyans added a penalty through Harry Griffiths and a fantastic bit of footwork fron Will Slattery saw him for down for another try.

The half time score was 15-13 to the visitors and the home side will feel they maybe deserved more after failing to convert a couple of good opportunities.

The second half saw the Lions show their credentials as league leaders, with some outstanding execution leading to three more tries.

Veseyans competed well but three injuries, two in the front five, proved costly and they lost some of the physicality that had them right in the game during the first period.

Still, Veseyans will be pleased with large parts of their play, especially in the first half and were unlucky not to score another try during a period of goal line pressure at the end of the game.