Pictures: Andy Jepson

BRILLIANT Bromsgrove took a giant stride towards lifting this season’s Midlands One West title by securing a resounding 57-0 success over second placed Newbold-on-Avon at fortress Finstall Park.

This stunning victory has enabled The Boars to open up an emphatic 12 point lead on top of the table but head coach Dan Protherough was at pains to keep everyone’s feet on the ground.

He said: “It was a great performance. It was one of those games where everything just clicked into place.

“The first 15 minutes were quite tight and then we missed two or three really good chances to score.

“I know that Newbold weren’t at their strongest and then their fly-half, who is a very good player, got himself injured during the warm-up.

“But we were clinical and eventually Newbold just ran out of steam in the last 20 minutes and we were there waiting to capitalise.

“But there’s still a long way to go. We’ve got six very tough fixtures remaining against teams that still have things to play for.

“We’ve built ourselves a healthy cushion at the top – but I don’t want anyone thinking like that. I’ve told the players I don’t want anyone taking their foot off the gas.

“In theory, we still need 19 more points, the most pleasing thing is that we’ve performed at home when it matters.

“We’ve beaten Whitchurch 37-0 and then put 50 points past Dudley Kingswinford.

“We tried to replicate those performances against Newbold and we did just that."

Full-back Ross Attwood led Bromsgrove’s try spree by snapping up a hat-trick while wing wizard Josh Holt and number eight Drew Harper both crossed the whitewash twice.

Further tries flowed in from centre Ed Spalding and flanker Josh Tomlinson while accurate scrum-half Will Harris kicked the remaining points.

There are no league fixtures this weekend.