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Bees stretch lead at the top of the table

ALEX Davidson captained the Bees to a record-breaking 115-0 victory over Waterloo last week and admitted he loved the extra responsibility.

ALEX Davidson captained the Bees to a record-breaking 115-0 victory over Waterloo last week and admitted he loved the extra responsibility.

The whopping win helped break four National Two all-time records and although he enjoyed the experience, the powerful lock will be happy returning to his normal role at Launceston tomorrow.

“Bumps (Ben Phillips) will resume the role of captain next week, however I am happy to retire with a 100 per cent record and clean sheet in defence,” he quipped.

Today’s (Friday’s) test down south will prove to be a much tougher task as Bees look to strengthen their position as league leaders.

Last weekend the 115 points the Sharmans Cross Road outfit racked up was the highest score ever in National League Two while a trio of records fell thanks to the boot of fly half Mark Woodrow – most team conversions – 98, most conversions in a match – 15, and most individual conversions in a season – 92.

The euphoria was further heightened by news that Cambridge had beaten Redruth, putting Bees five points clear at the top of the Division Two table.

The writing was on the wall for Waterloo 40 seconds into the match – flanker Chris Brightwell running hard and strong to feed outside centre Ryan Tomlinson who beat three men to score. Woodrow naturally converted.

From there on it was one way traffic with the notable exception of the first ten minutes of the second half when Waterloo, already 47-0 down, briefly threatened the Bees line, only just failing to cross.

Other than that only eagerness on the homeside’s behalf prevented the score from being racked up any higher.

Simon Hunt and Rod Petty both scored a hat-trick of tries, Reece Spee bagged a brace, Jimmy Aston, Rob Connolly, Sam Brown, Brightwell, Leo Halavatau, Jack Preece and Mitch Culpin all also scored but the most rewarding try fell to Andy Daish who returned from injury off the bench.

 

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