May & Baker under-8s endure mixed fortunes at Upminster Festival

PUBLISHED: 15:00 10 October 2017

May & Baker under-8s (Pic: Jack Courtney)

May & Baker under-8s (Pic: Jack Courtney)


May & Baker under-eights endured a tournament of ups and downs at the Upminster Festival last weekend.

The youngsters managed to win their first match, but struggled to find form after their opener, suffering two losses and two draws.

They got off to an impressive start with a 15-5 victory against Woodford after two early tries from Tom Fairfield and Rylee Parish sent them on their way.

Next up for the Bakers was the hosts Upminster who they managed to hold off and share the spoils with after a 20-20 match.

They then got the chance to face the hosts again in their third match this time falling short as they suffered a 20-25 defeat.

The youngsters couldn’t turn their fortunes around as they suffered a second straight defeat as they lost 15-5 E.U Clapton 15-5.

Bakers then met Woodford for a second encounter this time being held for a 20-20 draw with a depleted squad to cap off their fifth game of the festival.

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