LEAMINGTON RFC suffered a narrow 22-15 defeat against Kidderminster to drop to 10th in the Midlands 2 West (South) table.
Conor Chamberlain, Daniel Sanneh and Craig Smith touched down for a young Leamington side who secure a losing bonus point for their efforts.
And the result means Leamington drop to 10th in the table having lost six of their last seven league matches.
Kidderminster scored the game’s first try to take an early five-point lead but Leamington’s youthful side held firm until the latter stages of the half in difficult conditions.
And the visitors came close to levelling the game when an incisive run from scrum-half George Jacobs nearly produced a score in the corner.
Leamington more than matched the home side’s scrum and lineout possession – despite the Kiddy pack being heavier – and reduced the deficit when Chamberlain kicked a penalty.
However, the hosts kicked a penalty of their own before scoring a converted try shortly before the break to lead 15-3 at the interval.
The visitors responded in the second period when Chamberlain was held up just short of the line having run from inside his own 22 before young prop Sanneh touched down.
But Kidderminster clinched the win from the restart with another converted try before Leamington’s Smith forced his way over the line which was superbly converted by Josh Jones.
Leamington finish the year with a home match against Spartans on Saturday, December 18 with kick-off at 2.15pm at Moorefields.