SENSATIONAL Stourbridge were on top form to put Scunthorpe to the sword in a thrilling performance at Stourton Park.

The hosts flew into an early lead with tries from Jack Lea, Dan Rundle and Alex Maxwell inside five minutes, all converted by Afeafe Haisila.

The visitors recovered with a try from a rolling maul on ten minutes for prop Oliver Cole.

However Stourbridge smelled blood and were in no mood to let Scunthorpe back into the game, five minutes later Noah Heward scored after the ball was fed out from an attacking lineout.

Scunthorpe probed but could find no way though Stour’s solid defence and eventually Haisila piled on agony with a try after more good work from the excellent Lea who was immense in both attack and defence.

Haislia then added the extras to make the score at half time 33-5.

From the restart Stour’s added another try after a turnover orchestrated by Lea who then made ground to create the chance for Heward to score under the posts.

Haisila again made no mistake with the conversion.

The visitors continued to battle and showed plenty of endeavour, Jacob Hardy charged from halfway and looked sure to score but was caught but the flying Dan Rundle who brought him down five metres out.

However despite their efforts Scunthorpe knew the game was long gone.

Ben McStay crossed the whitewash for Scunthorpe after a scrappy right wing breakdown on 65 minutes but from the restart Jack Samuel completed a flowing passing move for Stour with a try.

Scunthorpe added another five points on 80 minutes when Tom Foster finished off a marauding run from Will Robinson but it was just a consolation for a the visitors who were up against a Stourbridge team firing on all four cylinders.

Final score – 45-17