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Bakers ready for Camberley Vase clash

PUBLISHED: 13:00 25 February 2015

May & Baker captain Andy Yarrow (red and black no.4) prepares to get into the thick of things (pic: Rob Stanbridge)

May & Baker captain Andy Yarrow (red and black no.4) prepares to get into the thick of things (pic: Rob Stanbridge)

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Captain Andy Yarrow previews huge semi-final clash against Surrey One high-flyers

May & Baker were gearing up to face Upper Clapton in Essex One this weekend, but now they are preparing for one of the biggest games in their history.

The RFU notified Bakers last week that their Junior Vase semi-final clash against Camberley would have to be played on Saturday and captain Andy Yarrow is excited about the match.

“I don’t think Upper Clapton were very happy,” Yarrow said.

“We got an email, because we are a round behind in the cup, and they have ordered us to play the semi-final this weekend.

“It has gone from one huge game to another huge game and if we want to get to Twickenham we must get past Camberley.”

Yarrow believes “stage fright” has crept into Bakers game recently as they chase glory in Essex One and the Junior Vase.

They progressed to this stage of the competition after their quarter-final match with Chipstead was abandoned and they were given a home walkover in the rescheduled clash.

And Yarrow wants his team to play their game this weekend against Camberley and not let the occasion get to them.

He added: “Sometimes when you get to this stage of the competition you can let uncharacteristic things creep into your game.

“In the quarter-final against Chipstead we let ourselves get in an arm wrestle with an average side before it was abandoned.

“I think stage fright has taken over in the last couple of weeks, but I really want us to just play our game. It doesn’t matter if we win, lose or draw. I will be happy as long as we have played our game.”

Bakers have won 15 out of 15 in Essex One this campaign, but Camberley boast an impressive 11 wins out of 13 in Surrey One.

Whoever wins on Saturday will face Battersea Ironsides in the final on March 14 and the winner of that match will decide who reaches Twickenham.

“There are three good teams left in the competition, including ourselves,” added Yarrow.

“One team won’t be winning by a landslide. It is about who holds their nerve and I will be drilling that into the players this week.

“If we can settle early against Camberley and get a score in the first 10 minutes, either a penalty or a try, it will massively help us.”

Bakers warmed up for their big date by comprehensively beating Writtle Wanderers 52-7 last weekend in Essex One.

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