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Bees will look to stay on top as Waterloo visit

ANDY Daish returns to the Bees squad tomorrow hoping that his injuries are well and truly behind him.

ANDY Daish returns to the Bees squad tomorrow hoping that his injuries are well and truly behind him.

Top meets bottom at Sharmans Cross Road as Waterloo take on the Bees, but Daish is refusing to get carried away despite becoming the new league leaders with a 26-10 victory away at Cinderford last weekend.

“The feeling on Saturday after the game was great. It was a shame not to play but hopefully we can keep going up and up and finish the season on a high.

“They (Waterloo) had a good win last week against Stourbridge and they’ve got nothing to lose.

“They’re going to bring their best performance to us so it’s going to be a case of just showing them what we can do.”

Frustrating as it may be watching from the sidelines Daish has been putting in the hours as the team’s water boy and enjoying the results despite not playing.

Last week Bees laid down their championship credentials with a battling win over Cindeford in Glouceser.

Without player-coach Russell Earnshaw, who is on Sevens duties, Bees have historically struggled, but last week they finally buried that bogey.

Earnshaw’s assistant Eugene Martin was ecstatic: “I’m really proud of the boys, and I know Russell will be too because even though he’s on the other side of the world he’s been in constant touch with them,” he said.

The game got going on 25 minutes when Rod Petty opened the scoring with fly half Mark Woodrow adding the conversion.

Then, as so often happens, the visitors let their guard down and two minutes later former Bees favourite and Cinderford skipper Paul Knight skipped through a non existent defence to touch down. Freddie Burns converted.

Burns then added a drop goal which was cancelled out by a Woodrow penalty to level the scores at half time.

After the break Woodrow touched down before he improved tries from Rob Connolly and Leo Halavatou.

And with time running out flanker Adam Clayton completed the scoring before hobbling off with a dead leg.

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