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BIRMINGHAM & Solihull Bees are just two wins away from the National Two championship after beating Launceston at Polson Bridge last weekend.

BIRMINGHAM & Solihull Bees are just two wins away from the National Two championship after beating Launceston at Polson Bridge last weekend.

However the promotion-chasing side face arguably their toughest test of the season tomorrow when they visit Tynedale who are unbeaten in the league on home soil since 2006.

The powerful Tynesiders have already hammered Cambridge earlier in the season and narrowly beaten Redruth but they proved they are not indestructible after losing to National One side Bedford Blues in the EDF National Trophy.

Last weekend a maximum-points victory for the Bees moved them seven points clear of Cambridge and two wins in the next two games will see the title come home to Sharmans Cross Road.

With five tries, the league leaders swept aside the Cornish hosts and also ended the challenge of second-place Redruth.

Simon Hunt got the ball rolling in the first minute with his 27th try of the season - converted by Mark Woodrow.

Launceston hit back with two penalties from Adam Stainforth before the fly half converted inside centre Ryan Westren’s touchdown.

Despite trailing, Bees looked the better side and Hunt crashed through two tackles to give his side back the lead.

Full back Reece Spee added a third to make it 21-13 at half-time and despite Staniforth narrowing the deficit with a penalty, Rob Connolly barged over for the crucial fourth try.

Jack Preece wrapped up the scoring late on with the fifth try of the day.

After the trip to Tynedale Bees take on Redruth and Cambridge in back-to-back home games.

 

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