Ton-up for Sandback as Bees win again
BIRMINGHAM and Solihull Bees made it a perfect ten to open up an eightpoint gap at the top after
Peterborough Lions fell to only their second defeat of the season, whilst Sandbach became centurions after romping to a huge victory.
The Bees ran in seven tries with Nuneaton the latest opposition conquered in a convincing 56-11 away win.
Max Rodman’s double, with tries from Umraan Jadwatt and Nathan Tilsley had the bonus point wrapped up before halftime.
JT Nabetelevu, Tawanda Chipadza and Jack Jolly added further scores, the latter adding to his 21-point haul with the boot.
They now hold a clear gap over second placed
Peterborough, who were surprisingly beaten 31-15 at Scunthorpe. Lions took the lead
through an early try, but three Scunthorpe tries saw them lead 17-5 at the break, and there was no way back as they added two more, to leave Peterborough’s late score a mere consolation for the visitors.
Newport Salop remain in third, and moved two points behind Peterborough as they picked up all five on the road at
Bournville, with the visitors securing a comprehensive 57-16 win.
Sandbach hit a ton to inflict more misery on struggling Old Halesonians, proving far too strong for the bottom of the table side, who succumbed to a 109-0 defeat.
Derby were also big winners, running in 10 tries to sweep aside Longton 73-3.
Five first half scores had the bonus point in the bag at 31-3 and they repeated the feat in the second, Sam Martin and Luke Wilmott both crossing twice. Doncaster Phoenix and Lichfield shared 12 tries in a thrilling encounter but it was hosts Doncaster who came out on top 42-33.
Lichfield had opened up a 14-0 lead but Doncaster ran in five tries for 29 uninterrupted points, before Lichfield hit back to make it 29-21 at half time, with the sides trading two tries apiece after the break, but Doncaster always remained ahead as they saw off the challenge of the visitors.
The days remaining game saw struggling Newbold on Avon beaten 19-13
at Bridgnorth who now have five wins.