Stourbridge 17 Bees 18
BEES are off the bottom of National League One - and their drive to stave off relegation continues this Saturday when they take on Sedgeley Park at Damson Park.
Lift off came via a nail-biting match away at Stourbridge where a faultless performance with the boot by fly half Mark Woodrow kicked Bees to victory.
Stourbridge scored three tries but they missed four attempts at goal and thanks to a catalogue of penalties handed Bees the incentive they needed to get their noses in front.
Assistant coach Eugene Martin put the nature of the win down to the character of the squad: “Three or four weeks ago, say before Christmas, that was the type of game we would have lost,” said the Kiwi.
“It demonstrates all the hard work that we’ve done in defence and our effort as a team, it showed some guts to get that win.
“We’ve had two good performances on the bounce now and we’ve got to see that continue on Saturday.”
Bees lost away at Sedgeley earlier in the season and the fine surface at Damson Park means it will be a running game with plenty of thrill and spills.
“With confidence and belief and by sticking to our game plan we can come away with a four pointer,” said Martin.
Bees play Sedgeley Park at home on Saturday, kick off 3pm.