Dudley K 28 New Brighton 26

Dudley Kingswinford, now virtually doomed to regional rugby, have suffered some woeful defeats to mediocre opponents, but not for the first time this season produced a gutsy, deservedly successful display against one of the better sides in the division.

Full-back Andy McLellan was at the heart of their better moments, getting the last try himself, creating another, kicking some monster touches and garnering a personal total of 18 points with two conversions and three penalty goals.

Both teams took a freerunning approach and New Brighton were doing that on halfway in the fourth minute when winger Steve Smart intercepted for a try converted by McLellan, who added two penalties by the half hour.

Visiting fly-half Steve Dean scored one try on the openside of a ruck and converted another after his long miss-pass put winger Alistair Child over and when he converted No 8 Katilimoni Tuipuloti's scrummage pick-up try DK were 19-13 down at half-time.

Five minutes into the second half McLellan broke, chipped into goal and winger Ian Gowland's pace enabled him to gather and race round behind the post, making the conversion a formality.

The full-back's third penalty put DK 23-19 ahead on the hour, but they went behind again to a penalty try converted by Dean.

However, two minutes from full-time, three slick passes sent McLellan on a 30-yard burst through three attempted tackles for the decisive try.