LEDBURY Rugby Club booked a North Midlands Under 14s Cup final with Herefordshire rivals Luctonians.

The Ross Road hosts beat Stourbridge 33-15 in the last four on a bright, blustery morning.

Ledbury broke the deadlock after nine minutes when Ed Wallin ran a great line to score the first try after sustained pressure before Ben Deards converted.

The game ebbed and flowed until the 24th minute when the big Stourbridge pack crossed after a driving maul from a lineout.

Ledbury replied with a try just before half-time when quick recycling of the ball and a long pass put wing Barnaby Tripp in the clear.

He beat three defenders to run in from 50 metres.

Iolo Bubb's conversion made it 14-5 at half-time. Sam Hawes crossed for another Ledbury try straight after the break and Deards added the extras.

Five minutes later Wallin crossed for his second following sterling work by the forwards.

Stourbridge scored soon after from another catch and drive from a lineout but again Ledbury replied with a Curtis Williams try converted by Bubb. The visitors never gave up and a late touchdown completed the scoring.

Ledbury's fine all-round display means they can look forward to a final derby against Lucs on Sunday, April 28.

Meanwhile, hosts Ledbury women won the first 13 Club Super Sunday North Midlands Tag Tournament of the season.

Teams were split into three pools with Ledbury fielding 12 players aged from 13 to 38.

Ledbury beat Stratford 2-0 on tries, Pershore 1-0 and Woodrush 8-0 to top the pool.

In the play-off stage, the women drew 1-1 with Bredon and captain Annie Hunter dived through the mud to secure a 1-0 win over Wellesbourne.

Bredon had drawn 0-0 with Wellesbourne, meaning Ledbury claimed the tournament overall win while battling various conditions including snow.

Maja Emery, Emma Rayfield, Patty Holloway, Bryony Williams, Poppy Park, Hennessey Vine, Anna Beagles, Jemima Stokes and Ledbury's player of the tournament Mimma Spiller also made up the squad.

Ledbury's fourth-placed men have a big game on Saturday in their return to Midlands Three West (South) action.

They visit Old Leamingtonians who are one position and eight points above them having played a game more.