BROMSGROVE RFC secured a huge 85-5 win against local rivals Dudley Kingswinford with Josh Holt scoring a second-half hat-trick in a 12-try rout.
Holt’s three tries came after Drew Harper, Will Trumper, Thomas Sadler, Rich Hance and captain Ed Spalding had all crossed in the first-half.
Spalding and Jack Tharme both touched down in the second period with Will Harris adding 25 points from the kicking tee in a resounding win for the Boars.
The game acted as a Midlands Premier and North Midlands Cup double header – with Bromsgrove remaining top of the league table three points clear of Sheffield.
However, despite Bromsgrove’s dominance it was Dudley who opened the scoring when they drove over from a lineout inside the Boars 22 following a poor clearance.
That try sparked Bromsgrove into life as Hance and Harper combined which allowed the latter to score close to the posts with Harris converting.
Harris then kicked a penalty to increase the Boars lead before Trumper and Sadler scored four tries between them to put Bromsgrove out of sight.
Hance and Spalding both crossed for tries towards the end of the half – with Harris kicking six conversions – to hand the hosts a 50-5 lead at the interval.
And after Bromsgrove resisted some intense Dudley pressure at the beginning of the second-half Holt came off the bench to run in a hat-trick of tries.
Skipper Spalding and Tharme crossed for the game’s final two tries – all converted by Harris – to secure an 80-point victory for the Boars who have won seven of their eight matches this season.
Next up for Bromsgrove is a trip to fourth-place Newport on Saturday, November 6 at the The Old Showground.