A DEFIANT Eugene Martin says Bees will definitely not be hoisting the white flag after their 47-7 beating away at Blaydon.
The Damson Park outfit were on the receiving end of a forwards power play as Blaydon, boosted in the front row by the arrival of Matt Thompson and Darren Fearn on loan from Newcastle Falcons, dominated affairs up front.
Despite that, Bees continued to run the ball and scored an outstanding try through winger Ollie Winter.
However, the result dumps them back at the foot of National League One and 20 points behind fourth from bottom Wharfdale and safety.
“We are definitely not throwing the towel in - that is something you are not going to hear from either myself or (director of rugby) Russell Earnshaw,” said Martin. “We will keep on fighting - if you take your foot off the pedal now and later you find with one game left you could have avoided relegation......it doesn’t bear thinking about.
“It’s not how you thought as a player and it’s definitely not how you think as a coach.”
He added: “We’re a good team and we’re playing well in 10 and 15 minutes bursts but we need to duplicate those efforts right throughout the game and cut the number of penalties we give away,” said Martin.
The team has a week off this Saturday before facing fellow strugglers Barking at Damson Park on February 11, kick off 3pm.