LEWIS Mellor crossed twice as Stratford-upon-Avon RFC began the New Year with a 22-15 victory away at Moseley Oak.
Mellor scored two second-half tries after Andy Oliver and Bron Koziel touched down before the break with the game played on the University of Birmingham’s artificial pitch.
And the result means Stratford sit sixth in the Regional 2 Midlands West table, after securing a third straight win on the road.
Moseley dominated possession early on and relentlessly tested the Stratford defence who stood firm and forced a number of errors from the home side.
And Stratford scored the game’s first try when Oliver crossed in the right corner with the conversion attempt narrowly missing the target.
More Moseley pressure followed as the home side reduced the deficit with a penalty before Koziel jinked his way to the line on the stroke of half time to increase Stratford’s lead.
The visitors took the game out of Moseley’s reach in the second period as Mellor crossed for his first try, finishing off a fine move down the left, with Dan Whitby adding the extras.
And Mellor dotted down again soon after following a superb individual run from replacement winger Jacob Kinnaird.
Moseley rallied in the final 15 minutes, scoring a try out wide after sustained pressure on the Stratford line which was impressively converted from the touchline.
And the home side struck again five minutes from time to secure a losing bonus point as Stratford held on to take the points.
Stratford are next in action at home to Newent on Saturday, January 13 with kick-off at 2.15pm at Pearcecroft.