Barking 9 Stourbridge 14
Still winless at home, perverse Stourbridge made it two wins from three games away with a two-try-to-nil win on a first visit to promoted and bankrolled Barking.
Only cross-breezes disrupted a balmy afternoon although both sides suffered from injuries in a scoreless opening half-hour, Barking losing the league's leading goal-kicker Carrado Pilat.
Stourbridge scrum-half Toby Handley departed with back problems, Jon Hall switching from full-back to where winger Roman Piotrowski moved, and centre Toby Wilson needed time off for repairs to a cut.
Piotrowski, on loan from Pertemps Bees, was one of four Stourbridge debutants alongside fellow Bee Hesse Fakatou on the flank, Australian prop Steve Taylor and lock Danny Hodge, signed from Pontypridd.
Ben Montgomery assumed kicking duties for Barking, opening the scoring with a 30th-minute penalty, before Stourbridge collected all their points in the last ten minutes of a protracted first half.
A powerful driving wedge by Stour was grounded by Wilson's temporary replacement, flanker Stean Williams, back replacement Ally McLaughlin having gone on the wing in the earlier reshuffle. Duncan Hughes converted that try as he did Piotrowski's touchdown in the corner on 47 minutes.
Stourbridge were on the back foot for much of a tight second period but Barking lacked the guile to penetrate. Montgomery kicked penalties in the 55th and 70th minutes.