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Waterloo 16 Birmingham and Solihull Bees 52

ASSISTANT boss Eugene Martin is hoping for more of the same when Bees entertain Tynedale tomorrow after watching his side demolish basement boys Waterloo.

ASSISTANT boss Eugene Martin is hoping for more of the same when Bees entertain Tynedale tomorrow after watching his side demolish basement boys Waterloo.

Despite a slow start to the game, the New Zealander was pleased with his side's performance and another win tomorrow would be the perfect blessing for the returning Russell Earnshaw.

The player-coach will miss tomorrow's encounter as he rounds off his England Sevens duties but the 33-year-old will be fully aware of Redruth's slip-up last week which moved Bees to within just three points of their rivals.

Tomorrow the Cornish outfit travel to Stourbridge but Bees are only focussing on their own results.

Last week heavy fog and freezing temperatures did little to stop battling Bees see off struggling Waterloo.

The referee blew up on 70 minutes as fog made the conditions unplayable but there was enough time for Bees to amass the 50-point barrier for the second successive game.

After falling behing to a James O'Brien penalty Bees took the lead when Mark Woodrow converted two quick-fire tries from Adam Clayton and Cameron Mitchell.

O'Brien then added penalties either side of Reece Spee's touchdown to give the hosts a lifeline.

However their response proved to be in vain as Ben Phillips crashed over the line and Woodrow added the extras.

After the break Mitchell scored his second converted try of the afternoon but on 47 minutes Tom Davies replied for the hosts with a try converted by O'Brien.

Skipper Rob Connolly led by example as he increased their lead with another converted pushover and both Phillips and Spee doubled their tally's for the day before the referee brought the one-sided contest to a premature end.

Martin was pleased to record maximum points albeit in unusual circumstances.

"We certainly didn't have a problem with the referee's decision as he said that any result after 60 minutes would count."

 

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