Fakenham 14 Norwich Union 13

Last second victory for Fakenham!

Fakenham 1st hosted Norwich Union 1st for this EC2 league game with high hopes, having beaten the visitors in the reverse fixture 26th October. The game started at a fast pace but Fakenham soon found themselves being pushed back deep into their own territory and defending right from the start of the game. Norwich Union took just four minutes to breach the Fakenham line and score a try. The kick for the extra points was not on target due to some strong gusty winds (0-5). After the restart Fakenham again found themselves defending their own territory and were penalised at a ruck, the referee adjudged the Fakenham play had infringed and Union had a penalty kick which they converted to increase their lead (0-8). Fakenham were trying hard to get back into the game but some indifferent handling and dropping the ball, gave the impetus back to the opposition and Fakenham found

Spalding RUFC U16's v Fakenham RUFC U16's

Fakenham U16's had their first trip to Spaldings' Youth and training ground at Low Fulney [congratulations on finding it!]on Sunday for a rematch after a close game when the two teams previously met at Fakenham. The Fakenham side were unfortunately depleted partly due to recent injuries and Spalding kindly loaned a player to make the fifteen. Spalding were quick off the mark and scored a converted try in the first few minutes.

This provided a challenge to Fakenham which they responded to well with Lloyd scoring a try but a conversion looking into the sun was unsuccessful. Fakenham continued to have the edge in the first half,

Quiz Night

We are holding a quiz on Friday Feb. 28th to raise funds for the boys tour.

7PM FOR 7.30 start-

4 per team-£10 per team.

Contact 01328 851282 -Vince or

Marie 01328 851455 to book place.

Mistley 20 Fakenham 22

Fakenham travelled to Mistley with a full squad for this EC2 league encounter along with some senior members of the club management committee who travelled on the coach with the side to support them in their endeavours. It was obvious from the first few minutes that this was going to be a bruising physical game with both sided determined to score first. Fakenham infringed at a ruck and were duly penalised and Mistley's long range kicker took the chance to score the penalty and take the initial lead (3-0). Fakenham then attacked deep into the Mistley half and with some great handling and passing Josh Gee sprinted for the line to score the try but unfortunately the conversion kick was missed (3-5). Mistley were totally dominant in the scrum which came as a shock to Fakenham as no other league team had pushed their scrum