POSTMAN Josh Holt produced a special delivery before stamping his authority on Bromsgrove's vital 19-15 victory over promotion rivals Dudley Kingswinford.

Wing wizard Holt, who is part and parcel of Bromsgrove's promotion push this season, announced his arrival with tries either side of half time to leave the DKs well and truly licked.

Bromsgrove head coach Dan Protherough explained: "Josh has just taken up a new job as a postman in Stratford - but true to form, he arrived late for the game.

"We even had to change the team sheet as a result and Josh had to take his place on the bench."

DKs made all the early running and went 7-0 ahead before Bromsgrove began to take a grip on the game and levelled through a try from loose head prop Ethan Priest which scrum half Adam Whiteman converted.

Although DKs went back in front through a penalty, Bromsgrove then took charge with Holt, sticking to the letter, by scoring two tries either side of half time to build a 19-10 lead.

Protherough admitted: "I was a bit annoyed we didn't go onto secure a fourth try and bonus point. But it's always a difficult time just after Christmas and we got turned over too much when the ball was on the ground."

The result means Bromsgrove remain top of Midlands One West by just one point from Newbold, with both sides now well clear of DKs and Whitchurch who are joint third.

But Protherough insisted: "We can only worry ab out ourselves. It's in our own hands and we must maintain our level of performance."

Bromsgrove bid to keep the pressure on Newbold this Saturday when they entertain Hereford at Finstall Park, 2-15pm start.