BUOYANT Bromsgrove RFC put bottom of the table Wolverhampton to the sword this week as they walloped them 64-7 to further press their promotion claims from Midlands One West.

Such was Bromsgrove's dominance that the game was effectively wrapped up by half time with Bromsgrove leading by an impressive 42-0 margin.

Head coach Dan Prothrough said: "We were excellent in the first half and I just told the players to keep on going at half time, even though we were already out of sight.

"It would have been nice to have kept Wolverhampton to nil, but we went through a bit of a passive period when down to 14 men. As a result, Wolverhampton were able to apply some pressure and score.

"What made our performance more pleasing was the fact playing conditions were terrible and the boggy pitch made it difficult to run the ball at times.

"Although Wolverhampton weren't the greatest side we've played this season, we still had to put them to the sword and that is something we haven't been doing to sides this season."

Fly-half Ed Spalding led the scoring spree with a hat-trick of tries while fullback Ollie Bache bagged two more.

There were also tries for blindside flanker James Martin, hooker Jamie Atkin, replacement winger Cameron Simpson and another for scrum-half Adam Whiteman.

Bromsgrove were also awarded a penalty try, taking their tally to 10, while the accurate Whiteman kicked the remaining points with seven conversions.

The result maintains Bromsgrove's third place but they managed to close the gap on leaders Dudley Kingswinford who suffered a surprise defeat at Stoke.

Protherough added: "We just have to make sure we win our games and see how the others react to pressure. I still think they'll be a few twists and turns to come."

Bromsgrove head for Moseley's Billesley Common ground on Friday night when they take on Moseley Oak in an evening kick-off.