Preview: Birmingham and Solihull Rugby Club hope to extend lead

Birmingham and Solihull Rugby Club seek to extend their unbeaten record when they take on Doncaster Phoenix in a Midlands Premier League match at Damson Park this Saturday.

The invincible Bees in action. Photo credit: Neil Tunney.

The Bees have proved an invincible force to reckon with in the 14 matches they have played so far. They are in a good position to potentially attain a Championship title which would then promote them into the National League 2 next season.

However, the Club Director, Pete Glackin, is not looking that far ahead. He told Birmingham Eastside their strategy is to take each game as it comes with their focus currently on Phoenix.

“We know Doncaster are a big physical team and they are going to fancy their chances playing us. Its going to be a tough game but we are looking forward to it,” he said.

Their opponents will undoubtedly approach the field tomorrow seeking a comeback after dropping points against Longton in a 14-44 loss.

The last time the two teams clashed, the Bees won 57-29. Although they are unbeaten with their previous game being a 100-0 victory against Old Halesonians, Glackin will not let his men become complacent.

“We know we are in a very strong position, but looking at that position, it is going to be a tough remainder of the second part of the season due to the fact that there is lots of strong competition,’ he said.

“There are lots of strong teams in our league. So, we are not saying we are going to get promoted, we are just focusing on the games each week.

“For example this weekend we welcome Doncaster Phoenix, who are sitting on fourth position in the league and we know that is going to be a tough game. We are not really focusing on anything other than the week-to-week process of playing the teams.”

# Team Pl   W D L F A Diff Pts
1. Birmingham & Solihull 14 14 0 0 654 187 467 67
2. Peterborough Lions 16 12 0 4 548 318 230 59
3. Newport (Salop) 14 10 0 4 546 238 308 52
4. Doncaster Phoenix 15 9 0 6 572 416 156 50
5. Scunthorpe 15 10 0 5 393 358 35 48
6. Nuneaton 16 9 0 7 464 379 85 47
7. Sandbach 14 9 0 5 477 308 169 44
8. Derby 16 7 0 9 450 414 36 41
9. Bridgnorth 14 7 0 7 346 271 75 36
10. Lichfield 16 5 0 11 356 560 -204 33
11. Bournville 15 6 0 9 407 502 -95 31
12. Longton 14 5 0 9 285 528 -243 27
13. Newbold on Avon 16 2 0 14 304 545 -241 16
14. Old Halesonians 15 0 0 15 145 923 -778 3

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