RUGBY UNION: A SOLID all-round performance booked Birmingham and Solihull Bees’ spot in the semi finals of the North Midlands Cup.
Bees defeated near neighbours Camp Hill 70-12 to cruise through to the semi finals of the regional competition.
With the result rarely in doubt, Bees crossed the line ten times throughout the match – though Camp Hill provided dogged resistance throughout what proved to be an entertaining Friday night floodlit fixture.
Bees fielded a strong side, though there was a starting spot for youngsters Keenan Cooper and Sonny Young.
A knee injury cut short Young’s evening though, he was replaced by rising star Sean O’Sullivan.
Despite the substitution, Bees had forged a 35-0 lead half time thanks to tries by Jevon Hinds, Tawanda Chipadza, Jimmy Oliver, Matt Spink and a 90-metre wonder score from the electric Umraan Jadwat.
Any hopes of a miracle comeback by the visitors were quickly quashed by an early second half try by O’Sullivan.
Four further tries by Jevon Hinds, Chipadza and a brace for the ever-threatening JT Nabetelevu, along with another 100 per cent conversion kick rate from skipper Jack Jolly, took the home side points tally to an unassailable 70.
Camp Hill ended the game with a pair of late consolation tries.
Bees join Newport Salop, Bromsgrove, and Bournville in the semi final draw.
The club is back in action this Saturday, October 14, as Bees face unbeaten Lichfield at Portway.