Should Ben Harvey make a move towards the DVD player at any stage during Pertemps Bees' five-hour journey to Cornwall tomorrow, the vast majority of his squad will shift uneasily in their seats.

The Bees head coach has spent most of his week dissecting, in painstaking and painful detail, the recording of last weekend's 35-11 loss to Plymouth and talking his players through it, bit by cringeworthy bit.

The process was time consuming in the extreme but Harvey hopes the experience of seeing themselves coughing up ball, giving away penalties or dropping passes will help his young charges avoid such basic errors in future. If it doesn't it might be time for aversion therapy.

"We turned the ball over 30 times against Plymouth, we cannot win a game if we do that," Harvey says. "We have been through all the clips with each of the players - which takes an amazing amount of time - and have spoken to them all individually. It was quite difficult at times.

"Every time we moved the ball we made 60 metres but as soon as we got in their 22, we turned it over. We moved it brilliantly and got it to the the right areas but as soon as we got close we were too impatient. Even [Graham] Dawes said we played all the rugby and they won the game. It was crazy.

"Last season we had someone like Tristan Davies or Simon Martin to tell people what to do but this year we have got to go through our phases. We realise this year that because of the amount of young players we have got we have not been as prescriptive but we have had to work heavily on their skills, which we have not had to do in the past."

Bees get the chance to apply their lesson at Camborne against a Cornish Pirates side that has made a curious start to the season.

They were extremely ordinary in beating Coventry last Saturday and extremely good in losing to Northampton the week before. Their opening day victory over Launceston was neither impressive nor unimpressive.

But at home they will be a fearsome prospect for a Bees team that has not yet taken a single league point, the only club in National One to have done so.

Their midfield defence has been poor and while they have shown admirable ambition to try and emulate last term's expansive gameplan, the players have not yet demonstrated its mastery.

Yet despite their troubles, Harvey is convinced they travel to The Duchy in expectation rather than hope and believes the hosts have more to lose, specifically the backing of millionaire businessman and sugar daddy Dicky Evans.

"I know they have had a lot of pressure put on their by their board because they have spent so much money down there," he says. "But they've spent that huge amount to come second and coming second is not something Dicky does in his personal life never mind in business.

"It could be one of those where this weekend we frighten them. Every game is tough for

every team. We could play Sedgley Park with them coming off the back of ten straight losses but it'd still be difficult. There won't ever be a season in this league where a club doesn't win at least one game."

Harvey is at least able to call on the services of Worcester threequarter Alex Grove who starts on the wing having joined on loan.

The Scotland Under 20, son of former Bees backer Lawrence, is one of three Sixways starlets in the squad. Miles Benjamin, who made a reasonably promising debut last weekend, continues on one wing while Grove is on the other. Hooker Matt Mullen backs up Stew-art Pearl.

With Dave Knight still injured Peter Murchie is called into the centre alongside Ashley Maggs and Mike Hook takes over from the hamstrung Jon Higgins at fly half.