Bournville won the North Midlands Cup for the second time in five seasons with the final being decided on a try count for the second successive season.
A last minute try from wing James Whybrow drew Bournville level with Old Halesonians at 25-25. James Hussey was off target with his conversion attempt which was immediately followed by the final whistle.
After a check with the fourth official referee Andy Wigley confirmed that Bournville were winners 4-3 on tries. Competition regulations do not provide for extra time to be played in any of the finals.
Bournville’s win completed a successful season after they beat Kettering in a promotion play-off last week to join Old Halesonians in National Three Midlands next season.
There was little to choose between the sides in an end-to-end final that was a superb advert for the competition.
Bournville opened up an eight points lead with an early try from number eight Drew Harper and a penalty from Hussey.
Old Halesonians hit back with a try from lock Richard Sawyer after full-back Chris Hooper had sliced open Bournville’s defence.
Hooper added the conversion but Bournville turned around with an eight points lead after lock Tom Holliday went over in first half injury time with Hussey converting.
The game swung in Old Halesonians favour in the third quarter with Neil Mason, the former Moseley blindside, rounding off a sweeping attack. Hooper added the conversions n followed by a penalty which put Old Halesonians ahead for the first time.
The Cup appeared to be heading to Wassell Grove for the second time in three seasons when Old Halesonians tighthead Richard Taylor finished off a sustained attack but Bournville used their driving maul to effect in the last 15 minutes.
Old Halesonians twice had men sin binned for persistent offending under pressure and Bournville made them pay.
Holliday was driven over for his second try and after a succession of scrums and line outs close to the line, Bournville worked the overlap for Whybrow’s try.
Bridgnorth became the third winners of the North Midlands Cup Plate by beating Hereford 32-0.
Number eight Connor Nicholls scored a brace of tries with Llew Williams, Jack Lowe and Ben Hughes also crossing for Bridgnorth who won the North Midlands Shield between 2013 and 2015.