Dudley Kingswinford 7
After spending the first half of the year making sure everything that could go wrong did, Stourbridge have ended it enjoying the fact that everything that can go right, is.
One need only think back to the first home game of 2012 when they hosted local rivals Birmingham & Solihull and even though they managed to outscore Bees three tries to none, they still found a way to lose.
Compare that Mark Woodrow-induced calamity to this almost understated dismissal of their nearest and most passionate neighbours and the difference between then and now is marked.
Yes, they are playing at a lower level and yes there is something of the flat-track bully about Stour's work but they have warmed to their task superbly and completely transformed the vibe around Neil Mitchell squad.
The same players whose confidence was shot just a few months ago are loving life on the front foot and there is no doubt they will return to National One, possibly by the end of March.
Ranged against a passionate and indefatigable foe they put their foot on the scraggy throat of this match and didn't remove it until the victory was secured. About 25 minutes later.
That was all it took to squeeze the breath out of DK, to stretch their defence with surprising width and commendable fluidity and to produce three tries in the space of ten minutes.
With scrum half Peter White tapping everything he could and Stour's forwards offering themselves as willing support runners the intensity of the visitors' game would not have been out of place in National One.
Drew Harper rode a maul, Ben Hughes finished off a 60m counter-attack and White popped up on James Rodley's shoulder to build a 19-0 lead. A sixteenth straight bonus point would surely come before half time.
To DK's credit they managed to stem the flow by getting amongst their guests and for the rest of the match they disrupted Stour's rhythm without ever asking many questions of their own.
The all important fourth try came midway through the second period, slightly late according to the pattern so far this season, but it was worth waiting for.
Lucas Roy-Smith squirted a cross-field kick from his own 22, the imperious Will Hurrell regained possession and gave his second row brother Rob a clear 40m run with which to showcase his athletic talents. Jamie Hearn added his third conversion and a penalty to make it 29-0.
But to their enormous credit still DK wouldn't buckle and they full deserved their try on the final play. Duncan Chance chased Matt Farrington's box-kick and was the grateful recipient of a benign bounce. Against his old team the 50m run to the Stour sticks will have made the winger's Christmas.
While it won't have spoiled Mike Umaga's, the victorious head coach was a little peeved.
"We had set our target at half time that we wanted to come away with a nil scoreboard but in the last minute we fell asleep," he said.
"In the last 20 minutes we probably tried a bit too hard. Up until then I thought our shape was good, I thought we defended really well and got a lot of good turnovers.
"Although our conversion rate of opportunities wasn't the best given the conditions at least we are still trying to play a bit of rugby."
They were trying to play a bit of rugby at the start of the year too, the difference is now they are pulling it off.