May & Baker bid to extend unbeaten start at Coggeshall

PUBLISHED: 10:00 16 August 2018

The latest football news (pic: David Davies/PA)

The latest football news (pic: David Davies/PA)

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Bakers beat Harwich & Parkeston 4-2 on Saturday

May & Baker go in search of a third game without defeat in the Thurlow Nunn Division One South on Saturday when they visit Coggeshall United.

Bakers opened their campaign last weekend with a 4-2 win at home to Harwich & Parkeston.

Due to unforeseen circumstances at M&B’s regular Gale Street home, the fixture was played at Mayesbrook Park, the home of Bostik North outfit Barking.

In new surroundings, Bakers took their time to get going and fell behind in the 12th minute when Jordan Heath converted from 12 yards.

The hosts, though, restored parity in the 40th minute when Dan Gilchrist opened his account for the season.

Mickey Wetherall’s men then took the lead for the first time less than a minute later when Reece Tranter found the target.

That was a lead M&B took into the break, but the teams were level once more when Michael Hammond netted for the visitors in the 60th minute.

With the game seemingly heading for a draw, the hosts regained their advantage four minutes from time through James Barlow.

And Bakers sealed the win in the 89th minute when Elliott Carter scored the final goal of the match.

It was a first win of the season for M&B, who had drawn at Halstead Town on the opening day of the season the previous weekend.

After earning their first success of the campaign, the key for Wetherall’s men will be to follow that up at Coggeshall on Saturday.

The Weavers have only played once this term, being held to a goalless draw at home to Little Oakley earlier this month.

Bakers, though, will look to become the first team to score past Coggeshall this season when the sides meet at West Street on Saturday.

Should they achieve that, Wetherall will hope it means his side are on their way to continuing their fine start to life in a new division this season.

Bakers have done well in their opening two games so far, but the Gale Street club will hope to earn their first away win of the term on Saturday.

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