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Yarrow happy Bakers beat Ilford

PUBLISHED: 16:30 10 December 2014

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

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

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May & Baker captain Andy Yarrow was pleased to see his side come from behind to defeat Ilford Wanderers and stay top of the Essex One last weekend.

The leaders squeezed past Ilford 15-7 to keep their unbeaten record intact.

But they were trailing at one point and struggled for long periods in the game.

Joe Jones and Tony Bly crossed over to seal the win and Yarrow said: “I can’t remember the last time we was losing a match.

“It was mixed emotions. I am glad we have done that.

“We have shown we can come back to win a game when we are losing.”

The Bakers captain admitted they let Ilford get under their skin prior to kick-off.

Yarrow wasn’t happy with the try the visitors scored, but was pleased the hosts eventually got to grips with the challenge they faced.

“They got under our skin a little bit,” said Yarrow.

“They gave us a game because we probably lost our heads a little bit. We went 7-0 down to a controversial penalty try.

“But there was a period of play in the second half when we appeared to up our speed of play and that was when we won the game.”

Bakers visit basement boys Pegasus Palmerians on Saturday looking for a 10th win of the season.

Yarrow revealed they will be without various players this weekend, but he is still confident of picking up another win.

“Unfortunately we have quite a few missing for a number of reasons this weekend,” he added.

“I am still confident we should have enough to win, but instead of talking about us having enough to get the win we would like to be talking about putting a lot of points on the board.

“A few people wil get an opportunity to step and hopefully they do that and offer us more competition for places.”

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