RFU Championship: Bristol 33 Birmingham & Solihull Bees 35
After watching his side edge a pulsating Championship encounter to record their first regular season away win since Noah's grandfather was a lad, Russell Earnshaw temporarily swapped his club's insect-themed moniker.
"Credit to us we just kept on going and going - we were a little bit like a fly that wouldn't go away," the director of rugby suggested, without so much as a passing thought for the graphic designers and marketing men who only recently came up with the club's new floating-bee-on-a-summer-breeze crest that would not look out of place on a jar of honey.
But then, even in today's brand-obsessed world, why should Earnshaw concern himself with such considerations. He had after all masterminded the club's first victory over Bristol in nearly seven years.
And it had to be said there were several fly-like qualities, if that is not an oxymoron, apparent at the Memorial Stadium - not least the persistence the visitors demonstrated in taking the lead not merely once or twice but five times.
Much of that was down to the returning prodigal son Mark Woodrow who, Bristol-born and bred, personified that refusal to give in and if Earnshaw's team was a fly, their fly half deserves his own sobriquet.
At 5ft 7ins in his platforms the 30-year-old was more than a mere annoyance to his home-town club, he sucked the very life out of them. Step forward The Mosquito.
With six successful goals from seven attempts, including a game-winning conversion on the last play and assists for two of Bees' four tries, the former England Counties stand off marked his return to the club with the sort of performance that first propelled him to national fame against Wasps all those years ago.
With Woodrow restored to the No. 10 shirt, pulling the strings and kicking points Earnshaw's side appear more than relegation play off certainties. Add their two leading but injured forwards, Semisi Taulava and Leo Halavatau, back to the mix and Bees will not only have a Plan A but plans B and C too. Unfortunately they will have to do without both for four weeks.
Not that it mattered here. Dan Sanderson, who scored the fourth and decisive try, put in an excellent display, rich in promise. And Jack Preece marked his return to the openside with a bustling and combative showing that would have irritated Bristol every bit as much as Woodrow's.
Wherever there was a ball to be stripped or stolen or a carry to be made Preece was on hand to do it.
Indeed it was his break that led to the visitors' first try. That came three minutes before the interval and at a time when Bris were threatening to take control.
Woodrow's three penalties had been cancelled out by three from Adrian Jarvis and the conversion of Dan Norton's try.
But at 16-9 down Preece took Adrian Griffiths' adroit pass and scuttled down the right wing, Arguably he should have released Hunt earlier but no matter, the ball found the England Sevens man who dragged three tacklers over the line for his seventh of the season.
Just after the restart Bees overturned a 19-16 deficit when Jack Bentall seized on Jack Tovey's failure to deal with Woodrow's prodded kick to the right corner-flag.
With 11 minutes to go - and his side now down by 26-21, Rob Dugard was then shunted over the line from a catch and drive routine and Woodrow's extras handed the visitors a two-point advantage.
Then, in the dying seconds and having conceded a penalty try, Bees scored again as Woodrow's punt to the wing was snaffled by Sanderson who levelled the scores.
All that was left was for The Mosquito to leave his mark.
BRISTOL: Tovey; Elliott, Adams, Gadd, Norton; Jarvis, Bolt (Shaw 46); Irish (Crompton 73), Hayes (Johnston 73), Thompson (Vunipola 46), Sambucetti (Winters 46), Barry, Miller (Brandling-Harris 70), Merriman, Grieve. Replacements: Little
BEES: Foden; Hunt, Grove (Lawson 33), Binham (Petty 46), Culpin; Woodrow, Brake; Dugard, McMillan, Tau (Sperandio 63), Sanderson, Griffiths, Bentall (Denbee 53), Preece, Clayton (Connolly 43). Replacements: Reid, Tanumi
Referee: Steve Lee (RFU)