Youth rugby: May & Baker minis enjoyed a successful weekend

PUBLISHED: 14:00 26 September 2018

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May & Baker minis enjoyed a successful weekend with the under-7s playing tag rugby and the under-8s picking up two victories.

The under-8s had tricky fixtures away this weekend, for their first match , against two Upminster sides and a Bancroft side.

The weather was awful, with heavy rain and a cold wind blowing making conditions uncomfortable and difficult.

The first match against Upminster yellows, started well with a try straight from the kick off.

Upminster came straight back with a try, and that set the tone for the remainder of the game, with both sides running hard lines, tagging well and finishing their chances.

Bakers edged the first game 10-8.

The second game against Upminster blues, was a more cagey affair, as the conditions started taking their toll on the players, with lots of cold hands leading to plenty of dropped balls and turnovers, and missed tags.

Bakers sealed a 7-6 victory.

Unfortunately, due to the terrible conditions, and all of the players from all sides soaked through and feeling the cold, the decision was made not to play the final match against Bancroft.

The under-7s Holly, Morgan, Zac, Jess and Oisin courageously braved the cold rainy weather and they scored plenty of tries.

They had great fun and enjoyed both matches.

With four new players making the debut for the team and playing their first game for the club.

The team has been working hard in training on their tagging skills and were fantastic in defence making it hard for their opponents to break through to score.

All of the Bakers team crossed the white wash, to start their season in the best possible way despite the weather.

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