RFU National League One: Tynedale 49 Birmingham & Solihull 9
Bees boss Russell Earnshaw was struggling to find any positives after watching Tynedale run in eight tries to send his side bottom of National One.
Charlie Sadler slotted three first-half penalties but that was as good as it got for the visitors, who were already four tries down inside 18 minutes in the North East.
Four more followed for the home team and with the exception of hooker Jack Preece, Earnshaw wasn’t happy with his side’s performance.
He said: “Consistency is the thing that is killing us at the moment. We can do some good things in flashes but we are not holding it together.
“Jack Preece was outstanding yet again and he is only 22. The best part of our game was the lineout – we secured our own ball and disrupted a lot of theirs.
“Unfortunately, the scoreline was an accurate reflection of the teams’ performances.
“We are not getting the breaks at the moment but you need to earn the breaks.
“We have got Macclesfield next week and we just need to pick ourselves up and have a positive week’s training.”
Bees were quickly on the back foot as Allen Rogers crossed twice in three minutes before fellow winger Hamish Smales touched down on 16 minutes.
The fourth try arrived via captain Jack Harrison as the Bees defence was cut to shreds by the lively Joel Hodgson.
Bees then enjoyed their best spell of the game which resulted in a succession of penalties – three kicked by Sadler – and a yellow card for the hosts’ Andrew Murray right on half-time.
Even facing 14 men, the visitors struggled to make inroads with Harry Mountain and Smales crossing for Tynedale within five minutes of the restart.
Lock Sam Shires got Tynedale’s seventh try on 65 minutes and in the final play George McGuigan rounded off a bad day for the Bees.
TYNEDALE: Harris, Smales, Harrison J, Mountain, Rogers, Hodgson, Outson, Harrison A, Ridley, Dickinson, Dunn G, Irvin, Murray, Shires, Beasley. Replacements: Westgarth, McGuigan, Dunn R, Northcote-Green, Bramwell.
BEES: Nanci, Sadler, Evans, White, Winter, Lowdon, Stajka, Long, Preece, Pau, Quarrie, Todd, Reeves, Earnshaw, Webster. Replacements: Darkintis, Paddian, Radburn, Hawkes, Ford.