BROMSGROVE remain locked at the top of Midlands West One with title rivals Newbold on Avon after pulling off a 43-10 triumph at Malvern.

Buoyant Bromsgrove cut loose in the second half to clinch a commanding sixth straight victory but head coach Dan Protherough remained unimpressed.

He claimed: "Our work-rate wasn't as good as it could have been. We weren't clinical enough at the breakdown and we didn't have the intensity that we've shown in recent games.

"The players have also got to cherish the ball more when we have possession and learn to be more patient. There's plenty of room for improvement!

Tries from centre Ed Spalding and No.8 Drew Harper, together with a Will Harris conversion put Bromsgrove 12-7 ahead at the break.

Both sides then swapped penalties to make the score 15-10 before Bromsgrove took charge.

Second row James Martin went over following a pick-up and drive before Harper struck for his second score after breaking from the back of a scrum.

Scrum half Harris then added a fifth try before openside flanker Hugh Lockhart made it six, the accurate Harris converting all of the second half tries.

It proved an excellent weekend for Bromsgrove with their Seconds defeating their Malvern counterparts 45-5while the Thirds pulled off a 22-10 victory over Bournville.

Bromsgrove Veterans also hit the winning trail beating Kidderminster Seconds in a close contest.

Protherough added: "The fact that all four sides won has created a really good vibe around the club at the moment".

Bromsgrove have no fixture this week.

They were due to face Droitwich in the North Midlands Cup - but Droitwich have opted out.

It means Bromsgrove are already through to the semi finals where they will face either Bournville or Dudley Kingswinford.

But there will be some action at Finstall Park this weekend when Bromsgrove Presidents XV take on a Droitwich Presidents side on Friday night.

The seconds travel to Chaddesley Corbett on Saturday.