KIDDERMINSTER Carolians became the first club to win the North Midlands Shield four times with a comfortable 48-26 win over Camp Hill in final at Dudley Kingswinford.

Kidderminster had been level with Bridgnorth with three wins apiece in the county’s second tier competition and had little difficulty adding a fourth - and their third Shield in four seasons - against plucky but outgunned opponents.

Carolians exploited perfect rugby conditions and brought their dangerous backs into play at every opportunity.

They were 24 points clear after 36 minutes with fly-half Freddie Morgan rounding off a brilliant attack for the opener after seven minutes.

Wing Ryan Tiene then finished off an exhilarating length-of-the pitch counter attack and soon followed up with a second try after crisp handling.

Tiene then turned provider, linking cleverly with full-back Andy McLellan who touched down before Camp Hill staunched the flow of points with a close-range try.

But there was still time for Kidderminster scrum-half Chris Pinner to dart over in first half injury-time which meant Camp Hill were 22 points adrift at the break.

Camp Hill got a try back at the start of the second period but Carolians cancelled out that score when number eight Jess Smith strolled through.

Wing Arthur Turner then crossed before featuring prominently in the build-up for centre Rhys Pritchard’s try.

Camp Hill continued to plug away and scored two late tries but it was Kidderminster’s day.