RUGBY UNION - Birmingham and Solihull Bees win rearranged game with Coventry Welsh - The Solihull Observer

RUGBY UNION - Birmingham and Solihull Bees win rearranged game with Coventry Welsh

Solihull Editorial 12th Mar, 2024 Updated: 12th Mar, 2024   0

LEWIS Edwards starred with a 14-point haul as Birmingham and Solihull Bees beat Coventry Welsh 34-17 in their rearranged league game.

Edwards scored a try and added nine points from the kicking tee while Harry Garrett, Liam Dunne, Ollie Nesbitt and Pete Gordon all crossed for tries in a bonus point win at Portway.

And the result means the Bees sit sixth in the Counties 2 Midlands West (East) table.

The game took place under the lights following the abandonment of the initial fixture last weekend after Bees player Adam Trombley broke his leg and dislocated his ankle.

Coventry made a strong start as Solihull defended heroically to keep the visitors at bay as forwards Liam Dunne, Will Steele, Ben Panter and Gordon stood firm to keep the game scoreless.

And a last ditch tap tackle from Edwards allowed Brad Sinclair to smother another scoring chance for the away side inches from the Bees line.

After both teams had chances to score before Bees broke the deadlock when Garrett darted over the line from the base of a ruck and Edwards converted.

Solihull dominated the game after the interval as Edwards kicked a penalty to stretch the home side’s lead.

And quickfire tries from Dunne and Nesbitt, the latter score converted by Edwards, put the Bees into a 22-point lead.

The Bees scored their bonus point try through Gordon who finished off a fine move before Coventry responded with a well-worked converted try of their own.

Another Welsh try further reduced the deficit before Edwards rounded off an excellent display with a stunning solo try as he made a fine break before dummying his way to the line.

Coventry scored the game’s final try as the Bees claimed a comfortable win with Trombley watching on from the side.

Trombley is set to undergo an operation this week before starting his rehabilitation and hopes to return to the pitch next season.

Birmingham and Solihull are next in action away at Uttoxeter on Saturday, March 16 with kick-off at 3pm at Springfield Road.


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