BEES coach Eugene Martin is keeping his feet on the ground as his team travel to lowly Stockport and the chance to build a winning momentum after brushing aside Huddersfield 25-10, albeit without a bonus point.
“I was disappointed that we didn’t get the bonus point,” said Martin, “especially as it was there for the taking.
“We’ve got a team of young guys and they got a bit over excited and didn’t look at the options, but we’ve analysed the game and it will all click, sooner rather than later I hope.”
Martin’s aim is to build consistency before his charges come up against some of the bigger teams in NL2, starting with the trip into the wild west that is Luctonians on November 24.
“We have to look at this part of the season as an opportunity and there’s still an awful lot of work to be done,” said Martin.
Stockport currently sit second bottom and Bees can expect a tight game, particularly as, despite their lowly position, they’ve collected eight bonus points compared to Birmingham & Solihull’s three. So he’ll be hoping for the same start they had against Huddersfield, Lee Chapman first slotting a penalty, then Rob Brown touching down for a converted try despite the home team losing Finlay Sinclair for ten minutes in the bin.
As is becoming typical with this team though, they allowed Huddersfield back in the match, although two second half tries from Oscar Heath and kicks by Jack Jolly made the result safe.
Bees play Stockport away tomorrow, Saturday, kick off 2pm.