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‘13 cup finals’ lie ahead for battling Bees

BIRMINGHAM and Solihull Bees take on Mounts Bay tomorrow as they look to close the gap on leaders Redruth.

BIRMINGHAM and Solihull Bees take on Mounts Bay tomorrow as they look to close the gap on leaders Redruth.

The Sharmans Cross Road side are desperate to return to action after last week’s crucial tie was called off because of a frozen pitch.

Surprisingly the tie between Blaydon and Redruth in the North East went ahead with the pulsating game ending in a 13-13 draw.

This was good news for Russell Earnshaw’s men who now sit just nine points behind their Cornish rivals and have a vital game in hand.

But the player-coach is fully aware of the tough year that lies ahead and is determined to push on, branding the Bees remaining games as ‘13 cup finals’.

“It isn’t a case of so far, so good because I didn’t want us to lose any games before Christmas and we have,” he said. “We now have 13 cup finals left and we have to take each game as they come, treat them like a cup final and see where that takes us.

“Having said that, we are quite positive with how things have been going. We are playing some good rugby and we try and play an exciting, expansive game, which makes us a threat on the pitch.”

Bees’ promotion-hunting players returned to training on Monday after a six-day break and they will be hoping Saturday’s encounter is given to go-ahead despite the cold snap affecting the borough for the past two weeks.

Tickets for the game at Sharmans Cross Road are £10 for adults, £7 for concessions and £2 for children (5-18).

 

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