STOURBRIDGE Lions hero Sam Wilkes mauled Camp Hill for a stunning treble to help his team continue their winning form.

The rearranged fixture saw Lions get off to a shaky start by conceding a converted try and a penalty within six minutes.

Five minutes later a Stourbridge lineout resulting in a rolling maul, with Sam Wilkes the ball carrier, gave Stour their first points of the game.

With another five minutes gone George Tildesley seemed certain to score but play had to be stopped after fists started flying in an altercation between players on Lions' five metre line.

The issue was resolved and a scrum was given to Stourbridge where Tildesley had been at the stoppage.

The ball came out to Sam Wilson and then to Jack Noott before Wilkes gained possession and powered through the defence in another rolling maul for his second try of the match.

A successful conversion meant the home side took the lead for the first time.

Stourbridge capitalised on their momentum and two minutes later a lineout won in the opposing 22 was passed to six different players before Tildesley received the ball on the wing and got the try he had been denied previously.

Just before half time Camp Hill successfully converted a penalty to keep them within a score of the Lions at 17-13.

No points were scored for nearly half an hour in the second half. Camp Hill had a player sin binned but Lions failed to take advantage of the extra man, despite having three scrums five metres out.

Camp Hill scored next and a successful conversion put them three points clear with just over ten minutes to play and Lions again came within a metre of scoring but Camp Hill were not giving up their lead without a fight.

A lineout won by Tom Noott lead to another rolling maul and a hat-trick for Sam Wilkes.

The score put the Lions two points ahead with seven minutes to go and they held out for a valuable victory.

The final score of 22-20 lifted the Lions to fifth in Midlands One (west) with eight games to go.