Caldy 30 Bees 36
THERE will be no letting the foot off the gas - that’s the message from Bees director of rugby Eugene Martin after his team secured National League 2 North status last week.
Martin said he was feeling fantastic after his team bounced back from last week’s heartache against Luctonians to record a bonus point victory against Caldy, but he said this was no time to relax with a home fixture against Otley on Saturday.
“We were really disappointed after Otley beat us from nowhere earlier in the season and we’ll be going about our business to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” he said.
Bees turned on a superb performance to beat Caldy away from home last weekend. Martin singled out his 21-year-old fly half Lee Chapman and scrum half Chris Fensome - in for the injured Jack Jolly - for particular praise.
“There was a lot of pressure on Lee and he responded in the right way.
“Chris took his chance, he changed the way we play and caused havoc with his runs at the ruck area.”
Flanker Darren Forder opened Bees’ account after 10 minutes, his try converted by Chapman.
Caldy responded with two penalties and a converted try but then tries from Rob Connolly and Oscar Heath made it 19-13 at the break.
Jimmy Oliver got Bees’ fourth, bonus point try, converted by Chapman.
Oliver then grabbed his second, with the conversion again slotted by Chapman, to push the Bees 33-13 ahead.
However Caldy fought back strongly, Bees eventually winning by six.
Bees face Otley at the Portway, on Saturday, kick off 2pm.