Hadleigh 32 Fakenham 3

Fakenham travelled to Hadleigh to play their first game since the death of Craig Prior, Hadleigh wanted to show their respect for Craig and the club by arranging a minute of applause. Any hopes of Fakenham returning with a win in Craig's memory were dashed in the first half, Hadleigh were in good form and pressed their advantage home. The game had started well for Fakenham when they were awarded a penalty on the Hadleigh 10m line, Joe Bane-Young decided with the wind at his back he would attempt the kick. With a good strike and a helping wind he dissected the uprights to score and put the first points on the board (0-3). The Hadleigh response was quick when the inside centre ripped through the Fakenham defence and with a couple of well waited passes put the winger in for the try which was unconverted (5-3). Fakenham's defence was uncharacteristically disjointed and during the rest of the first half they conceded a further 3 unconverted tries to trail 20-3 at half time.

Fixture Change

This weeks 2st Team fixture has been replaced by the postponed EC2 game from last week versus Hadleigh. A coach is leaving the Club at 10:30 sharp on Saturday and any supporters wishing to travel on the coach will be most welcome.

The more supporters we have the better in order to try and lift morale.

Craig Prior

25.10.1995 - 10.2.2014


"Too well loved to ever be forgotten"

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the sudden collapse and death of Craig Prior on Monday evening. Loved by all he will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his Family at this difficult time.

Out of respect there will be no 1st or 2nd team games this week.

Fakenham U16's v Wymondham U16's


U16's pipped at the post!

Fakenham U16's played hosts to Wymondham in their rearranged Norfolk Plate match on Sunday morning, the strong wind looking to be a factor in the kicking area of the game. Fakenham, with the wind behind them, opened the scoring with Murray running in a try, converted by Lloyd. The first half was closely contested with both sides playing to their full potential, but Wymondham did score and convert for a half time score at 7-7. Fakenham opened the scoring again in the second half after winning a line-out close to the try line and driving forwards, with Ashley scoring a try near the corner. Wymondham countered again with two further tries, one unconverted, before the home side again drove the ball for Harry to get it to ground following heavy defending from the visitors. Wymondham were keen to maintain and extend their 2 point lead and piled on the pressure which gained them another unconverted try. This looked like they had the win but Fakenham again countered with pressure on the try line before Ashley was the one to score the try. It then was left to the conversion to level the game but the wind was against them and saw the kick go just wide of the posts as the final whistle blew. Final score 22-24, a well fought and close contest.