BROMSGROVE Crusaders continued their fine form when they took on Redditch seconds at what has become fortress Finstall Park for the home team.

With no slope to contend with this week as they got to play on the first team pitch this was a chance for free running rugby.

The team excelled with a 44-17 victory after a fabulous display of running well-rehearsed phases between the forwards and the backs.

Redditch capitalised on two basic mistakes against the run of play which saw them go 10-0 up within 15 minutes. Bromsgrove re-grouped and started to play their own game, running the phases and then the avalanche of tries started with centre Dave Wellavize rewarded with a try after a series of powerful breaks through the centres. More tries followed in quick succession from Alan Collins, Geoff Williams and Martin Lakeman.

The second half saw Bromsgrove continue to break down Redditch's defences with the backs and forwards combining together running brilliant lines in support of each other resulting in a series of well taken tries by Mark Cornelius, Franky Hale, Ben Copson and a second for Martin Lakeman.

Despite the windy conditions, Bromsgrove repeatedly stole ball in the line-out, with Geoff Williams coming out on top. This was some achievement as he was the smallest player on the pitch. Redditch got a late consolation try but that won't bother Bromsgrove who played with intensity and passion throughout.

This was a performance that entertained the home crowd and had the Crusaders celebrating another victory.

The Crusaders travel to Stourport this weekend to take on their second team.