Bees 38 Barking 3
FIVE points - that’s the target Bees have been set by director of rugby Russell Earnshaw as they tackle Tynedale on Saturday, writes Ross Crawford.
That’s a win and a four try bonus point against the north easterners who although a stern test at home will hopefully have the journey still in their legs when they run out against Bees at Damson Park on Saturday.
“Everyone is in good spirits after the win against Barking and it’s up to us to carry that form on against Tynedale, that’s the challenge for the players,” said Earnshaw.
In a dour first half Bees fairly pounded Barking, notching up two tries.
That softening up process allowed Birmingham Solihull to open up in the second half, man of the match Rob Connolly at centre seeing plenty of ball with winger John Lowden touching down.
To add to the mix Earnshaw shuffled with half back options, scrum half Jack Jolly going off, fly half Mark Woodrow taking over the No9 shirt and Dan Hawkes coming in at stand off.
Hawkes injected pace against a tiring defence scoring a try himself before Lowden got a second with No8 Sam Farmer completing the scoring.
A fine all round performance but with Bees still a long way from safety five on Saturday would be a big step in the right direction.