PERTEMPS BEES 57 SEDGLEY PARK 19
Pertemps Bees took out their frustration after three barren months by rattling up their highest score of the season in their final match of the campaign at Sharmans Cross Road.
It ended a run of ten straight defeats in all competitions and gave the Bees their first victory since January, enough to send director of rugby Phil Maynard into the summer break with a rosy glow of satisfaction.
"All things have to come to an and end, good and bad, so we knew that our losing streak would end at some stage," Maynard said.
"This has been coming for some time. we have worked very hard to produce a performance like this and it has allowed us to draw a line under the season.
"It was our biggest win of the season and also one of the most satisfying.
"If we had lost again I would certainly have had to consider my position but the probability is that I will now stay."
But two players who will not be with the Bees next season are centre Shaun Woof and lock Rob Walton who announced that they will be playing elsewhere.
Woof, who is based on Merseyside, will be joining Sedgley Park, and Walton has signed for Rotherham.
For once, the Bees performed as a team on Saturday and ran in eight tries, seven of them converted by Tim Walsh who also tacked on an early penalty.
Woof marked his farewell appearance with the first try and he continued to impress along with centre Mike Davies and winger Aaron Takarangi.
Davies and flanker Nathan Carter added further tries before the break and Nick Baxter moved ever closer to the 150 league try career landmark when he crossed twice in the the third quarter.
Scrum-half Paul Knight celebrated his 100th senior appearance for the club with two tries in the final quarter, and Takarangi capped an industrious performance with a try.
BEES: Martin (D. Knight 59), Takarangi, Woof, Davies, Baxter (Richardson 65), Walsh, P. Knight, O'Keefe, Miles (Gerry 64), Long, Davidson, Orgee (Walton h/t), Fakatou (White 64), Carter (Jordan 64), Jenner SEDGLEY PARK: McGee (Glynn 74), Feeley, Naylor, Voorthan, Welding, Feeney, McCornack (Lourens 66), Du Plessis, Keys, Thomas, Hothouse (Skurr 50), Lund, Senior, Ponton, Fourie. Referee: Richard Draper (RFU)