DROITWICH Seconds moved to the summit of the Midlands Reserve League Division Three with a 50-19 home victory over Worcester Seconds.
The hosts got off to a flying start with three breakaway tries, two of them converted, to take a 19-0 lead after 15 minutes.
Worcester hit back strongly but they failed to convert their pressure into points.
Droitwich then stretched their lead to 36-0 at half-time.
After the break Worcester responded with three tries and two conversions to reduce the score to 36-19.
However, Droitwich responded strongly to finish the game as 50-19 winners, thanks to a total of eight tries and five conversions.
Skipper Craig Browne said: “Worcester were a very strong side and a tough test for the lads.
“We went into the game knowing Worcester had been relegated from Division Two last season.
“The lads pulled together and showed that Droitwich are not in this league to make up the numbers.”
On Saturday, Droitwich make the trip to Woodrush Seconds.
Browne added: “The squad is looking strong but nothing is easy when you are playing away from home.
“We are looking forward to another competitive game of rugby.”