BIRMINGHAM and Solihull Bees suffered a heavy 46-8 defeat against high-flying Coventrians as the Bees lost back-to-back home games for the first time this season.
Bees scored all of their points in the first half as Cam May crossed for a try and Cole Elleman kicked a penalty before Coventrians ran riot in the second period at Portway.
And the result means Solihull sit fifth in the Counties 2 Midlands West (East) table with the game taking place on the club’s Ladies Day Lunch with lady president Rona Higgins in attendance.
Bees made the perfect start and scored the game’s first try after just four minutes when May dotted down after some quick passes out the back of a ruck.
However, as Solihull welcomed back Kody Turner, who started his first game in 228 days following an ACL injury, Brad Sinclair departed the field with a bicep injury.
Following an injury time-out, Coventrians took the lead with a converted try in the corner only for Elleman to kick a penalty and edge the Bees into a one-point lead.
Coventrians then scored two quickfire tries to take command of the game before Elleman narrowly missed the posts with another penalty attempt to leave the Bees nine points behind at the break.
Solihull lost Jack Allen to the sin bin early in the second half and Coventrians took full advantage as the visitors ran in five second half tries to seal a convincing victory.
Birmingham and Solihull are next in action away at Old Wheatleyans on Saturday, February 17 with kick-off at 2.15pm at Norman Place Road.