Youth Rugby: May & Baker kids impress at local rivals Ongar

PUBLISHED: 16:00 08 March 2017

Latest news from the local rugby scene (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Latest news from the local rugby scene (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Jack Courtney’s team step up their preparation ahead of the Westcliff mini festival on March 19

May & Baker’s mini section were missing a couple of players, but still managed to put a squad together to take on Ongar last weekend.

Bakers took two teams to their local rivals and played a number of games – winning three overall.

The first match saw Elliot Major (four) and Rylee Parish (three) catch the eye and score seven tries between them in a 35-10 win.

Ongar hit back in the next encounter and the two clubs played out a 35-35 draw with the hosts levelling in the last seconds.

Parish grabbed another 
hat-trick for Bakers, with Major on the scoresheet again and Miller Galley helping himself to a brace.

An Ongar loanee also crossed over against his own club in one of many entertaining games on Sunday.

Bakers won the third match 20-15 with Parish grabbing a brace and the Ongar loanee 
also scoring two tries.

The other May & Baker squad played out three tight contests with Ongar on a wet and chilly morning.

With the rain pouring down, a scrappy encounter occurred with a 40-40 draw a fair reflection of the game, but Bakers impressed in the second match, producing a strong performance which helped them to a 30-25 victory.

Ongar then rounded off an enjoyable morning with a 35-30 success to ensure everybody went home happy.

It was more good preparation for Jack Courtney and his team ahead of their involvement in the Westcliff mini festival on March 19.

May & Baker: Rylee Parish, Elliot Major, James Lampard, Miller Galley, Tyler Parish, Mikey Birch, Riley Walker, Kian Davies, Elle Barker.

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