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Brilliant Bakers have only one target now!

09:30 24 December 2014

May & Baker captain Andy Yarrow (pic:Rob Stanbridge).

May & Baker captain Andy Yarrow (pic:Rob Stanbridge).

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Captain wants them to make most of advantage and win title

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May & Baker captain Andy Yarrow was delighted his team was able to cap their successful 2014 with a victory over local rivals Dagenham in Essex Division One.

A 25-10 success ensured Bakers did the double over the D’s and meant they ended the year without losing a single league fixture.

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Yarrow conceded beating their local rivals was the cherry on top of a triumphant cake.

“To go through the whole year without losing a game in the league doesn’t happen very often,” Yarrow said.

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“It is a massive milestone to achieve and shows how far we have come as a club.

“And to complete the year by beating our local rivals was the cherry on top as well.”

Yarrow touched down in his side’s 11th straight win this term, alongside Joe Jones, Josh Cook, Jay Walsh and Dave O’Sullivan.

And the Bakers skipper believes the D’s are now out of the title race and hailed the contribution of the experienced O’Sullivan.

He added: “In my opinion it takes Dagenham out of the title picture because they are going to have to work really hard to get up to Upper Clapton now.

“I want to pay tribute to Dave as well because he is the oldest man in town, but did a shift at the weekend again for us.

“He has put in a lot of performances this season off the bench and made the difference on Saturday and was definitely our man of the match.

“He is 52-years-old and after him I’m the oldest at 27, so he is doing remarkably well. Dave scored the bonus-point try as well and I think he deserves a lot of praise.”

Yarrow also revealed how Bakers targets have changed continuously throughout the year.

“It sounds stupid, but it’s been a real rollercoaster ride,” he added. “When we came up, as always, the first goal from the committee was to avoid relegation.

“But we started to beat all the teams we were facing so it changed to finishing mid-table, but the goals have continued to change.

“We have kept defeating teams and now we only have one goal and that is to win the Essex One!”

Bakers return to action on January 3 when they host Crusaders in the National Vase.

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