Norwich Medics 45 Fakenham 5

 

Fakenham travelled to Norwich Medics for this EC2 fixture hoping for a good performance but aware that everyone had been at the funeral of Craig Prior (18yrs old) the previous day. The team were full of emotion which was hoped would spur them on to produce some great rugby and Fakenham started well and contained the rampaging Medics backs and launching some great attacks of their own, the pace of the game was incredible. After 12 minutes of the game, an uncharacteristic missed tackle by the Fakenham captain left a hole at centre and medics took full advantage to sprint 55 metres to score under the posts and convert (7-0). Although Fakenham played well, similar moves ripped the Fakenham defence apart and the pace of the Medics backs meant no cover tackle could make the ground. In a further 9 minutes Fakenham found themselves 21-0 down. Even at this stage Fakenham had not done too much wrong but were well behind and things got worse as they conceded two more tries with one converted, 33-0 at half time.
Fakenham vowed to rally and change their intensity and try to knock Medics off

Craig Prior Memorial Day 9th March

Craig Prior Funeral Arrangements

The Funeral will be held at St Peter and Paul's Church in Fakenham at 12:00 on Friday March 7th (this Friday).

Following the service and burial there will be (at the Rugby Club) by a Celebration of his life.

Fakenham 41 Felixstow21

A good result for the 1st XV

Fakenham hosted Felixstowe for this EC2 league game, the first at home since the sad loss of Craig Prior. The game was preceded by a minute of applause to commemorate his passing and the players and officials were joined by the guests at the pre match luncheon. The Fakenham players had all brought red and white roses to place on the side of the pitch in Craig's memory.
Fakenham started the game determined to give Craig' parents a win in his honour, they attacked with vigour and went close on several occasions. Three minutes into the game Mark Allen opened the scoring with a well worked try but it was not converted for the extra points (5-0). Fakenham continued