Head coach Scott Sturdy says still there's more to come after Whitchurch made it three wins on the bounce to move up to fifth position in the Midlands 1 West.

For the third week running, the Reds scored seven tries as they dispatched Moseley Oak 43-0 at Edgeley Park – and now have a free weekend before putting their form to the test at home to unbeaten leaders Newbold-on-Avon the following Saturday.

A fourth win in six outings will put the Reds in good heart for the stiffer challenges ahead, and Sturdy admits there's still room for improvement.

The hosts started well against Moseley Oak, scored a couple of tires, then went off the boil either side of half time after conceding a string of penalties, before finishing strongly in the last 20 minutes.

"We're still searching for that 80 minute performance," said the head coach.

"For 50 minutes we were excellent, had a bit of a sticky patch either side of half time, but finished well with some really nice tries.

"To stop the opposition from scoring at this level is an achievement, and it was a standout defensive performance.

"There's room for improvement, though, and we still need to be more ruthless,

"But to have 21 points from our first six games, lying fifth with the third best points difference and the third best defensive record in the league, is an excellent start."

Sturdy is full aware of the test that Newbold will offer his side at Edgeley Park, which he has tried to establish as a fortress.

He added: "We've now got a week off before facing some bigger tests, which will give us a better idea as to where we are in the pecking order.

"Newbold will be a massive challenge.

"They have scored over 250 points and only missed out on a bonus point in one of their six games, so this will test the togetherness of our team."