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May & Baker captain hails great achievement

PUBLISHED: 17:30 20 October 2014

May & Baker in action against Burnham in the Essex One (pic: Rob Stanbridge).

May & Baker in action against Burnham in the Essex One (pic: Rob Stanbridge).

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Essex One side battered Burnham 98-0

May & Baker in discussion (pic: Rob Stanbridge).May & Baker in discussion (pic: Rob Stanbridge).

May & Baker captain Andy Yarrow said it was a great achievement to win 98-0 in the Essex One last weekend, but praised the spirit of opposition Burnham in defeat.

Bakers ran in a staggering 17 tries on Saturday with Dan Stanbridge and Josh Cook both crossing over four times.

Lewis Pruce, Joe Jones and Dan Tank also bagged braces, whilst Billy Ryan, Fred Morrison and Sam Chandler ran in solitary tries in the thrashing.

Yarrow was pleased with the result, although he did concede he would have preferred a tougher test.

He added: “It is a great achievement by us and especially since we just come up. It was a real eye opener to get such a comfortable victory.

“The game was played in a great spirit and Burnham, even when they were losing heavily, didn’t look to just hurt people so it was a good game to be involved in.

“If anything, I don’t want to sound negative, I would have preferred a test because we just seemed to break through every time we had an opportunity to attack.”

Yarrow was pleased the backs continued to show improvement and praised his side for keeping the opposition scoreless.

He admitted Bakers pride themselves on their defensive work.

“The backs have really started playing well in the last couple of weeks and have really come into their own,” Yarrow added.

“That is two weeks in a row we have kept the opposition to zero and we pride ourselves on our defence.

“We still don’t think we have played a complete 80-minute performance so we are still looking to do that.”


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