Bakers have long wait after victory

PUBLISHED: 14:30 17 February 2016

Action from May & Bakers London Three North East clash with local rivals Wanstead (pic: Richard Williams).

Action from May & Bakers London Three North East clash with local rivals Wanstead (pic: Richard Williams).


Last season’s Essex One champions boosted their survival hopes

After earning a brilliant win in the London Three North East last Saturday, May & Baker now have to rest up for a couple of weeks.

Joe Jones’ men beat local rivals Upminster 27-18 to move up to eighth in the table and ahead of Wanstead, who they defeated 18-12 on January 30.

But they are without a match now until March 5 due to various factors.

This weekend Bakers don’t have a fixture because Old Brentwoodians pulled out of the division at the start of the season.

And the Saturday afterwards, the whole league takes a break, before they finally return to action again next month.

Jones and his side will face a long trip to Southwold, who currently sit fifth in the standings with eight victories from their 14 games this year.

Bakers will travel with confidence, though, after registering back-to-back wins for the first time in the division.

Lewis Pruce scored two, while Jack Quirke and Dan Dray crossed over in the success at Upminster with Toby Bly kicking seven points to hand Bakers bragging rights over their rivals.

Bly scored a last-minute drop goal to prevent the hosts picking up a losing bonus point in the match, which could be crucial come the end of the campaign.

It was Bakers sixth win of the league season.

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