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Baker’s victorious

PUBLISHED: 12:37 10 September 2009 | UPDATED: 12:52 11 August 2010

FRIENDLY May & Baker II 22 Wanstead 5 MAY & BAKER warmed up for the new season with a fine victory against Wanstead at the weekend. Both sides started strongly and it looked like the game would be a battle of the forwards. New players Liam Tillet and Tom

FRIENDLY

May & Baker II 22 Wanstead 5

MAY & BAKER warmed up for the new season with a fine victory against Wanstead at the weekend.

Both sides started strongly and it looked like the game would be a battle of the forwards.

New players Liam Tillet and Tommy Stimson were in the thick of things and the pressure almost paid off, but a handling error prevented Baker's from taking the lead.

The hosts were their own worst enemy at times, losing possession with silly penalties, but they took a 3-0 lead just before the break from the boot of Scott Turner.

Baker's had to reshuffle at the break after injuries to Bob Sharples and Chris Stephens, but they moved further ahead in the second period, as Marc Kingshott created space for Tillet to crash over.

Kingshott added the conversion, and the lead was extended when Reg Awoliyi broke away, before Dave Maudsley set up Stimson to score.

Baker's killed the game off when Awoliyi went over himself for a well-worked score.

Wanstead hit back with a consolation at the death, but captain Andy Yarrow was a delighted man.

"We have worked so hard over pre-season and this new breed of young talent is a breath of fresh air at the club," he said. "I predict good things after this performance."

Baker's host Eton Manor this weekend.


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