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May and Baker RUFC 1st XV - Match centre

Basildon II
May & Baker
Unknown, Unknown
Tries
B Davis, L Howard (2), J Courtney, R Thornton, c Parker, M Dorrington
Conversions
M Fallon
Sat 9 Feb 14:30 - The Shepherd Neame Essex Merit Table - Division 3 Full time Attendance 42

High Winds, Saturated Pitch, Will That Stop Us?

By

COYBS

Bakers came to Basildon, knowing it was going to be a physical game. The conditions were not ideal, the strong cross wind in addition to the saturated grounds, it meant only one thing. Everyone was going to be cold and wet after the game.

Bakers started the game strongly, scoring a try within the first few minutes. Ben Davis went over with the first points. Basildon come back a strong attack however, Bakers manged to keep Basildon out. Several times Bakers found themselves camped on their line but managed to get out every time! This was frustrating for the home team as you could hear the players start to bicker and pick fights.

The second half started with both teams up and down the pitch, Bakers kept finding space through the middle. They found them selves with ample space, if it was not for Basildons winger, the try tally would have been a lot higher.
After a good Bakers move, Lee Howard found himself with a 40 meter run and with 4 players in front of him. Lee Howard took it upon himself to run through these players, and score a great try!
Two minutes later Lee Howard found himself again in the same position. With on millimetres from the touch line, Lee Howard managed to out pace the Basildon winger and full back to run in his second of the game.

Bakers was not done, Tries from Jack Courtney and another from Ben Davis left Bakers with a good lead into the final stages of the game.
It must be noted that Ben Jones (second Row) managed to kick the ball 30 yards across the pitch but 10 yards behind him!

Later stages of the game, Bakers dropped a gear, this allowed Baslidon to score two tries in the final 10 minutes.

Bakers are in the best position to take the league title at this time, with only 3 games left, its all still to play for. Bakers host Burnham on Feb 16th. 230 pm kick off.

MOM Lee Howard.

Lee Howard

Player of the Match

Lee Howard

Key moments

4:00
Try Ben Davis scores for May & Baker
44:00
Try Lee Howard scores for May & Baker
45:00
Try Reece Thornton scores for May & Baker
46:00
Try Lee Howard scores for May & Baker
50:00
Try Jack Courtney scores for May & Baker
50:00
Conversion Mitch Fallon kicks a conversion for May & Baker
50:00
Try charlie Parker scores for May & Baker
58:00
Try Mark Dorrington scores for May & Baker
75:00
Try Try for Basildon II
78:00
Try Try for Basildon II

Highlights

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78:00 Try 10 - 37
Try for Basildon II
75:00 Try 5 - 37
Try for Basildon II
58:00 Try 0 - 37
Mark Dorrington scores for May & Baker
50:00 Try 0 - 25
Jack Courtney scores for May & Baker
50:00 Conversion 0 - 27
Mitch Fallon kicks a conversion for May & Baker
50:00 Try 0 - 32
charlie Parker scores for May & Baker
46:00 Try 0 - 20
Lee Howard scores for May & Baker
46:00 Missed Conversion
Mitch Fallon misses a conversion for May & Baker
45:00 Try 0 - 15
Reece Thornton scores for May & Baker
44:00 Try 0 - 10
Lee Howard scores for May & Baker
44:00 Missed Conversion
Mitch Fallon misses a conversion for May & Baker
40:00 Sub On
William Scawthorn is substituted on for May & Baker
End of period 1
4:00 Try 0 - 5
Ben Davis scores for May & Baker
4:00 Missed Conversion
Mitch Fallon misses a conversion for May & Baker
End of period
Player of the Match
Lee Howard is awarded player of the match for May & Baker
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Basildon II
  • May & Baker
  • 0
  • Ben Davis Try 4:00'
  • William Scawthorn Sub On 40:00'
  • Lee Howard Try 44:00'
  • Reece Thornton Try 45:00'
  • Lee Howard Try 46:00'
  • Jack Courtney Try 50:00'
  • Mitch Fallon Conversion 50:00'
  • charlie Parker Try 50:00'
  • Mark Dorrington Try 58:00'
  • Try 75:00'
  • Try 78:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. May & Baker 18 83
2. Chingford III 18 79
3. Millwall II 18 51
4. Bancroft 18 49
5. Eton Manor IV 18 49
6. Basildon II 18 47
7. Pegasus Palmerians 18 36

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