May & Baker youngsters get mixed results on busy day at Upminster’s big mini festival
PUBLISHED: 10:30 10 October 2017
May & Baker under-sevens enjoyed mixed fortunes at the Upminster Festival last weekend.
The Bakers youngsters picked up three victories, one draw and two losses in their six matches at the festival.
May & Baker started fantastically well against Westcliff with Caelen O’Sullivan passing to Owen Cootes who scored the first try.
The pair linked up again to make it 2-0, before Westcliff clawed one back.
May & Bakers didn’t let that stop them with O’Sullivan scoring a third try, before Westcliff hit back just before half time.
The second half saw great defence from the Dagenham club’s youngsters but it was soon all square at 4-4.
O’Sullivan scored another try for Bakers after great work from Jorja Marks to play him in.
But their Westcliff rivals would not give up and scored again to make the score 5-5.
However, Dunseath scored the final try of the game to seal a breathless 6-5 win for Bakers.
O’Sullivan got his side off to a strong start against Harlow in their second match securing the first try and Dunseath went in to score the second.
Bakers produced more great defensive work, but Harlow managed to reply with their first try, before Dunseath and Oisin both scored to make it 4-1.
The second half got off to a fine start, with great teamwork from Cootes, Jorja Marks and O’Sullivan leading to a fifth try.
Harlow scored either side of another Cootes try to make it 6-3 to Bakers at the final whistle.
Cootes got Bakers off to a strong start against Upminster with an early try before Dunseath doubled the tally.
The hosts hit back, but O’Sullivan set up Dunseath, before Upminster struck again.
O’Sullivan was quick off the start line to make it 4-2 at half time, but Upminster got off to a quick start in the second hal.
Dunseath got his third try to make it 5-3 and O’Sullivan sealed the victory with a late sixth try.
In their fourth match of the day Bakers found themsleves 3-1 down to Epping Upper Clapton early on, before both sides scored another try each.
Dunseath run the length of the pitch to make it 4-3 before Cootes levelled it to salvage a 4-4 draw.
Baker then suffered a 5-4 defeat to Eton Manor and a 4-3 defeat to Stortford to miss out on honours.