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    Posted: 07 Jan 2012 at 22:00
It is indeed a rare day when I feel able to start a thread on a great Bees performance.

Whilst there were still areas to be improved on, particularly in defence, this performance and the score line underlined Bees dominance particularly in the forwards. Indeed, the difference between the sides, who both scored 3 tries, came from the boot of the returning Mark Woodrow who sloted 3 conversions and 5 out of 10 penalties. Those penalties arose out of the domination that Bees forwards had over their opponents in the pack and particularly in the scrum.

As well as the returning Woodrow, Simon Hunt marked his return to Bees with 2 tries. The last time Hunty played at this level he scored 30 tries in the season. How such a scoring return would help us in our battle against relegation! There were also several key players returning from injury and with others on the verge of return, there is now an air of optimism at the club. But one swallow does not a summer make.

The only sour note on an otherwise keenly contested game was the sending off the Wharfedale No 8 who until that point was Dale best player on the field. There had been niggle between him and the Bees number 4 all game. There accusations and counter accusations of foul play after the game but in truth it was probably the usual on the field 6-of-one-half-a-dozen-of-the-other shenanegans. However, with about 15 minutes still to play, a Wharfedale attack broke down just out side the Bees 22 and the loose ball was pounced on the ground but Russell Earnshaw. The number 8 was ajudged by the referee and assisstant ref to have deliberately gone into contact with the player on the ground with his knees, making contact with RE's head and he was dismissed from the field with a red card. This effectively ended any prospect of the Green & Whites mounting any type of comeback.

That all said, it was a deserved win from Bees, so onwards and upwards.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2012 at 23:06
Stallion is your no4 today the same lock involved in a sending off at our place?

If it is im not surprised the Dale player snapped as thats exactly what our guy did because of his antics all game

If not him ignore my comment

Still think you will be relegated with us - if so do you go into North or South division?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2012 at 23:18
Originally posted by Barking Dawg Barking Dawg wrote:

Stallion is your no4 today the same lock involved in a sending off at our place?

If it is im not surprised the Dale player snapped as thats exactly what our guy did because of his antics all game

If not him ignore my comment

Still think you will be relegated with us - if so do you go into North or South division?


Most likely. But on both occasions Russell Earnshaw takes what's dished out Confused

Where we go if relegated depends I suppose on who else goes down and who comes up. Interesting conundrum if the bottom 3 are as they currently lie and two go to the south and one to the north.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jan 2012 at 08:39
Rusty dind't play at 'Dale - he was still in hospital I think.  Tom Q did play but wasn't sent off.  If I remember correctly it was Chris B and Sam Farmer who got cards - in Sam's case  the ref simply got fed up with his persistent infringements coming into rucks from the wwong side etc.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jan 2012 at 10:39
The Bees deserve all the congratulations for a professional job well done on a disappointing Dale side. They outmuscled them and exploited the visitors' nerves to the full, and in Mark Woodrow they had the matchwinner.
 
But they also carried out their game plan to the letter, which was clearly to get at the visitors' best player and captain. His eventual red card was the result they seemed to be looking for all game, and although the offence seemed to merit it, the match officials should accept their share of responsibility that matters were allowed to develop to that extent.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jan 2012 at 11:41
The result yesterday for Bees makes next week at Stourbridge even better and the bottom of the table even tighter. 

Mark Woodrow is one of the best 10's around when his pack his going forward, once they go backwards, he is not quite the same player. 

Looking forward to welcoming you guys next week (off the field). 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jan 2012 at 12:04
Originally posted by Stour1 Stour1 wrote:

The result yesterday for Bees makes next week at Stourbridge even better and the bottom of the table even tighter.


Sadly, Stour1, I think the Saxons will be without tighthead Joe Reid for some while. He appeared to suffer a very bad knee injury in the 1st half at the Woodlands yesterday and was stretchered off & then to the Blackpool Victoria Hospital in an ambulance. Good luck to him in his recovery.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jan 2012 at 14:07
Yes, next week's match should be interesting Stour1.  I shall look out for you.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jan 2012 at 16:36
I had heard it wasn't a good one, probably finished his season.

Jez, beer waiting for you next week. Looking forward to it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jan 2012 at 17:19
Sorry to hear about Joe. A really nice lad who spent the last 2 seasons with us. I wish him a speedy recovery.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jan 2012 at 17:36
Happy with this one! Finally seem to have the backs to support what has been a good scrum all season.
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