By The Bee Hive
January 9 2012
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.