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Bees head into game full of belief

THE Bees are looking for revenge when Wharfedale visit Sharmans Cross Road tomorrow.

THE Bees are looking for revenge when Wharfedale visit Sharmans Cross Road tomorrow.

In October last year, the North Yorkshire side dealt a severe blow to Russell Earnshaw’s promotion-hunting side thrashing them 41-12, and with Redruth still unbeaten at that point it looked like it was going to be a tough year.

But the full-time side have successfully turned things around to leave themselves just six points behind the Cornish leaders with two games in hand.

“We’ve gradually been improving since that defeat,” said head-coach Earnshaw.

“I’m not going to say they’re not a top side because I’ve seen what they can do.

“We need to continue firing the way we have done recently.”

A sign of their improvement was clearly visible last weekend when the Bees ended Blaydon’s unbeaten home record at Crow Trees.

The 31-15 victory was made even sweeter as leaders Redruth crashed to defeat at Launceston.

It took the Bees just two minutes to open the scoring as Mitch Culpin touched down in the corner.

Reliable kicker Mark Woodrow then added three penalties to give the visitors a comfortable lead.

And Cameron Mitchell set off on a fine individual run before releasing captain Rob Connolly who finished off a well-worked converted try.

After the break Woodrow added another penalty before former Newcastle Falcons winger Andrew Fendby reduced the deficit with an unconverted try.

Shaun Pammenter restored Bees advantage but as they searched for a bonus point Robbie Kalbraier and Fenby added a try each late on.



Cathrina Hulse
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