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Bees backs 'must put their body on the line'

Bees 21 Old Luctonians 22

Bees 21 Old Luctonians 22

BEES director of rugby Eugene Martin is calling on his three quarters to put their bodies on the line after Luctonians scored three tries to clinch their National League 2 (North) clash last week.

In a catalogue of missed tackles the Bees back line gave Luctonians winger Drew Cheshire - the league’s top try scorer - the freedom of Portway as he ran in the hat-trick.

“A losing bonus point is nowhere near good enough,” said Martin, after his side lost a 21-12 lead to be defeated at the last kick of the match for the second week running.

“It’s got to do with confidence and we need to work harder.”

Luctonians did the simple things well. The ball was moved crisply along the three quarters by straight running backs letting wings Cheshire and Alex Rumsey take it at pace.

Indeed, outside centre Jimmy Norris was moving fast enough to break tackles inside the first 15 minutes.

Bees by contrast were slow in defence, defended too narrowly and in attack too often took the ball standing still.

Bees are now away to Caldy - defeated by strugglers Westoe last week.

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Cathrina Hulse
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