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A WIN tomorrow will see Birmingham & Solihull Bees promoted to the Championship but for one man victory will be even sweeter.

A WIN tomorrow will see Birmingham & Solihull Bees promoted to the Championship but for one man victory will be even sweeter.

Scrum-half Sam Brown lines up against his former side Redruth hoping to put one over his former employers.

What Reds Director of Rugby, David Penberthy missed can only be described as Russell Earnshaw’s gain after 21-year-old Brown failed to impress in Cornwall two years ago.

But the Bristol-born battler is hoping the scores do the talking tomorrow.

“It would be awesome to wrap it up against Redruth, I’d love to do that,” said Brown.

“They never really picked me that much when I was down there so it would be nice to put one over on them.

“I left after a year because I wasn’t getting enough rugby but I’m loving it here now.”

Exciting times lie ahead if the Bees see off Redruth tomorrow but even if they do slip up a win over Cambridge next week will still see them crowned champions.

Last weekend Earnshaw’s men ended Tynedale’s 37-game unbeaten home league run with a stunning 45-22 success.

Bees set their stall out early with a rampaging run by flanker Chris Brightwell right from the kick off.

Fellow flanker Rob Connolly then brought gasps from the main stand as he flattened the home side’s winger then generous applause as he went over for the first try of the match after full back Reece Spee had split the defence with a kick and catch.

That was on 23 minutes and straight from the re-start leading national league try scorer Simon Hunt powered his way over.

On 32 minutes Hunt scored again, collecting a neat kick from centre Rod Petty that cut out the entire defence and bounced into his grateful hands.

Winger James Hoyle crashed over for the hosts to add to an earlier penalty kicked by lock Andy Murray but Bees hit back when Mark Woodrow scored a fine individual try.

After the break Hoyle added his second of the day but when Hunt completed his hat-trick and Alex Davidson and Rod Petty got on the scoresheet Bees were in total control.

Scrum-half Ross Samson scored an injury-time consolation try but there was no way back for Tynedale

Tickets for tomorrow’s game at Sharmans Cross Road cost just £10 - kick-off is at 3pm.

 

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