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Bees coach keeps his eyes on league triumph

RUSSELL Earnshaw returned to Solihull from England Sevens duties sporting a pair of sunglasses as the Bees continued their community project in Mell Square on Wednesday.

RUSSELL Earnshaw returned to Solihull from England Sevens duties sporting a pair of sunglasses as the Bees continued their community project in Mell Square on Wednesday.

The player-coach may have flew home from sunny Dubai empty-handed but at least he brought the weather back with him.

His humour also still remained intact as he declared himself fit and raring to go for tomorrow’s clash with Mounts Bay.

“I’ve decided I’m the first name on the team sheet for Mounts Bay,” he said.

“I’ve seen some of the Leeds game and the lads were gutted to miss out, but in all fairness we didn’t need the extra games.

“We’ve got a fixture pile-up already and eight massive games remaining.”

Last weekend Mitch Culpin scored a last-gasp try to give the Bees a bonus point in their four-try win over Westcombe Park.

The winger burst through to score the all-important touchdown to help close in on leaders Redruth.

The Cornishmen missed out on a bonus point in their 25-20 success over Cinderford reducing the gap at the top to just nine points.

Influential fly-half Mark Woodrow was forced into a last-minute withdrawal from the Bees starting line-up leaving kicking duties to Rod Petty.

But the late re-shuffle which saw Sam Brown drafted in at scrum-half disjointed the pack and the hosts took advantage through a James Whittingham penalty.

Bees hit back with tries from Alex Davidson and Cameron Mitchell with Petty converting the latter.

Two minutes into the second half Bees began to run riot leaving their Kent-based hosts struggling when Petty improved a Brightwell try.

Ben Lonergan gave the home side a glimmer of hope with his five-pointer but Culpin wrapped up the maximum-point win late on.

 

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