Bees 36 Wharfedale 17
BEES will be looking to continue their winning start to 2012 when they travel to near neighbours Stourbridge tomorrow, Saturday.
Buoyed by the return of England Sevens star Simon Hunt, the Damson Park outfit ran in three tries against a mid-table Wharfedale side which failed to come to terms with
the power of the Bees pack.
Director of Rugby Russell Earnshaw is now looking to continue their winning form against their fellow strugglers.
“Stourbridge will not be an easy game for us; they beat us at Damson Park and they have some very good senior players who never give up,” he said.
“However we have prepared ourselves for the match and have our game plan in place and can’t wait for Saturday to come.”
And although Hunt scored two tries and made the third, he emphasised it was competition for places that was pushing his players.
“The mood has always been upbeat in the camp but everyone knows now there is pressure on their place.”
Against Wharfedale Bees dominated upfront, the pack having the nudge in the scrum and comfortable under pressure.
It meant scrum half Jack Jolly formerly of Nuneaton and fly half Mark Woodrow – who has returned from Stourbridge this season – had plenty of time to decide the play.
All three tries came from first phase ball, the first two with Hunt showing power and pace to break the defence, the third, in the dying moments of the match, a neat inside pass to a storming Gregg Evans in the centre.
Woodrow meanwhile missed just one kick at goal to collect 21 points in total.
Bees play Stourbridge away on Saturday, January 14, kick off 3pm.