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15:30 28 January 2015

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Action from May & Baker's Vase clash with Chipstead (pic: Rob Stanbridge)

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Quarter-final clash at weekend had to be abandoned

May & Baker could lose the chance to qualify for the semi-finals of the Junior Vase after their match with Chipstead was abandoned last weekend.

Captain Andy Yarrow revealed their last-eight clash with the Surrey One outfit was stopped after 46 minutes after one of the opposition players suffered a serious injury.

Therefore they now face an anxious wait to find out whether they can replay the game or not.

Yarrow said: “We are not 100 per cent sure what happens now. It is a stressful process for everyone involved.

“I believe you have to play 60 minutes for the result to stand and because we didn’t we will have to play it again.

“But I have heard in some cases the away team goes through because they have to travel again. That is if a free weekend isn’t available for both teams so we will be waiting to hear from the Rugby Football Union (RFU).”

Yarrow admits it would be horrible for the club if they were not given the chance to play the match again.

Bakers were leading 14-10 after a penalty try and another from Tommy Stimson. And although Chipstead responded before half time, Yarrow was confident his team could progress.

He added: “For once we started the game quite strong and we got our 14 points straight up. Chipstead lost a few players to the sin-bin for infringements so we took advantage of that.

“But it was one of our worst performances of the season to be honest because we went from playing well for 60 minutes, but having a poor 20, to starting well, but playing awful up until half time.

“We did come out strong in the second half, though, and I think we would have gone on and won the match.”

Bakers are without a match on Saturday, but Chipstead do not have a free weekend until February 14 to leave Yarrow and his team in limbo.

“The time we can do it is Valentines Day, but that is when the next round of the Junior Vase is meant to happen so I don’t know,” he added.

“It would be heartache for us all because last year we got to the quarter-finals and lost on the day to a much better team.

“But it will be gutting if we lose the chance to go further in the cup because of an injury.”

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