WHILE the first team had a break from league action, St Leonards 2nd XV took pride of place this week, running out impressive winners at Stoke.
After running up 68 points at Bartonunder- Needwood the previous weekend, the Riverway side continued the good work.
With their spirits high, Rich Farrow took control from the start scoring a Saints try in the opening two minutes of play.
The next 15 minutes were spent camped in the Stoke half, the home team doing well to defend Saints’ relentless assaults toward the try line. However, Aaron Rogers managed to find a break in the defence and score his first of the game.
Ant Mellor, carried the third Saints try over the line from an interception in his own half, the Stoke team were unable to switch from attack to defence in time to catch him.
Continuous pressure from the Saints caused Stoke to crumble and they began to give away penalties, unfortunately for them, one was given away right under the posts, giving Rich Farrow an easy three points.
Jez Barber, was the next to score for the visitors, with his trade mark run smashing through the defence. Rich Farrow added the conversion to take the half time score to 25-0.
Two minutes into the second half and the ball worked its way through the backs from a line out all the way to winger Rogers, who made no mistake with a further score.
It was not long before Rogers claimed his third try of the game, putting yet another five points on the board from a Saints set play.
Andy Lester followed suit and again used a simple set play to carry the ball over the line.
A fourth Rogers try arrived as Saints continued to dominate and Rich Farrow made light work of the kicking in the second half, converting every try.
Rhys Devine walked away with the man of the match award after his superb performance.
He was strong in the line outs, unbeatable in defence and brilliant in attacking play.
Saints 1st XV are on league duty at Aldridge on Saturday, with the 2nd XV next in action at Trentham on October 27.