STOURPORT are back on top of North Midlands One on points difference after coming from behind to beat Upton 19-11 on Saturday.

The visitors gave coach Ronnie Hobbs' men a good run for their money in the early part of the match at Walshes Meadow.

And Stourport were soon 6-0 down 10 minutes into the game after Upton full-back Ray Gidley scored a drop goal and penalty.

However, Richard Dorrell's own drop goal and penalty left the sides level at the break.

Stourport then reorganised at half-time and put the pressure back onto Upton.

Flanker Les Pimm went over for the first try in the 55th minute after the pack had driven the visitors over their own line.

Five minutes later, the game was realistically over when man-of-the-match Richard Eaton ran in for a try, linking well with the side's new winger Craig Baylis and Alistair Simpson who was dominant in the second-row.

Dorrell then added a penalty to make the score 19-6 but with the game all but over Upton ran a penalty move from the Stourport 22-metre line and the winger touched down in the corner for a consolation try.

They travel to struggling Old Griffinians on Saturday, hoping to keep pace with challengers Ledbury.

Upton 5 Stourport 2nds 12

Owain Butler and Andy Irish scored tries for the jubilant seconds, while Steve Griffin added a conversion.

Harborne 2nds 22 Stourport 3rds 10

Fixtures, Saturday: Old Griffinians v Stourport, 1sts away (League, 2.30pm), 2nds home, 3rds away at Dudley Kingswinford 3rds/4ths memorial tournament.