After last week’s narrow loss, Fakenham were back to their winning ways, but it was difficult.
From the outset, Woodbridge made the better start, from a Fakenham knock on and conceded scrum, the visitors dominated and drove hard for Fakenham’s line. Fakenham were in complete disarray and after 4/5 phases Woodbridge scored a well-deserved converted try taking the lead, 0-7.
Woodbridge pressed again from the restart, but Fakenham’s scramble defence became organised repelling the attack and putting together some phases themselves.
It took about 10 minutes for the home side to give the crowd something to cheer, pushing deep into Woodbridge territory and launching a series of probing attacks Howard Kellock scored a try for Fakenham, Lloyd Marshall added the conversion to level the scores at 7-7. .
A hard passage of play ensued with both teams launching regular attacks only to be turned over or knock the ball on. During one of Fakenham’s attacks, Woodbridge infringed at a ruck and Marshall kicked the penalty, increasing the lead to 10-7.
Fakenham finally took control of the game, engineering an overlap to get Josh Gee away wide on the right wing, his pace taking him past the broken defence to score an unconverted try, 15-7. After a few further plays, the whistle went for half time.
The second half started in a similar vein to the first with Woodbridge taking the game to the hosts and