CHAMPIONS Bromsgrove duly wrapped up the Midlands One West title with a thumping 36-0 victory at Stourbridge Lions.

Former Stourbridge No.8 Drew Harper led the scoring spree with a hat-trick of tries as the Boars proved much too strong for a tiring Lions in the second half.

Delighted Bromsgrove head coach, Dan Protherough, said: "It was a fantastic day for the club and many people believe we're back where we should be.

"We came flying out of the blocks for the first 10 minutes but squandered a number of chances to score.

"That gave Stourbridge hope but they were forced to make a huge amount of tackles in the process and that told in the second half as they fatigued badly.

"In the end, I was just relieved to get over the line as this day has been coming ever since we beat Newbold, but you're always grateful when you finally get there.

"What was equally pleasing was the number of times this season we've enjoyed a 'shut-out', preventing other sides from scoring."

Bromsgrove still have three more league games remaining but Protherough revealed: "We've already started planning for next season.

"It's been a long road but we're finally back where we feel we belong and I'm determined we're not going to just make up the numbers.

"The challenge at the moment will be keeping players motivated because I don't want to see the season fizzle out as we've still got three tough fixtures remaining."

The Boars entertain Sutton Coldfield at Finstall Park this Saturday.