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Blackheath 28 Birmingham & Solihull Bees 35

AFTER seeing off south-east London side Blackheath last week, Bees face another mammoth battle against capital city rivals Westcombe Park at Sharman's Cross Road tomorrow.

AFTER seeing off south-east London side Blackheath last week, Bees face another mammoth battle against capital city rivals Westcombe Park at Sharman's Cross Road tomorrow.

The promotion favourites have got their season back on track with two hard-fought wins in as many weeks to leave them just eight points behind unbeaten leaders Redruth.

Player-coach Russell Earnshaw admits that he doesn't know much about Westcombe Park but has ensured Bees fans that his side will be up for the task tomorrow afternoon.

"Although we don't know too much about them, I can assure you we will be fully prepared," he said.

"We've been watching videos and we won't be taking them lightly because we know what happens when we do that."

Last week after trailing 20-6 just before half time, Bees turned things around with a workman-like performance.But not for the first time this season Bees started badly.

Matt Leek and Mark Woodrow traded penalties before the hosts regained the lead with a Dave Allen try.

The England Sevens star then kicked another penalty for the visitors but Blackheath extended their lead through Chris Bishay after Reece Spee had been sinbinned for a high tackle.

However, as Spee returned to the action, Bees got back into the game. The Kiwi full back scored a try just before the break and set up Simon Hunt on 50 minutes.

Woodrow converted and added another penalty to give the visitors a deserved lead before Spee set up captain Rob Connolly for another touchdown.

A penalty from Leek gave Blackheath a lifeline but Spee burst through to score and effectively wrap up the game.

Scrum half James Honeyben scored an injury-time try but Bees held on for the win.

 

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