Fakenham 69 Haverhill and District 7

Fakenham hosted Haverhill & District for an EC2 league match. Haverhill had problems raising a side and travelled with only 14 players, the reverse of the previous fixture in December where a 13 man Fakenham side narrowly lost by 2 points.
Fakenham meant business from the word go, only taking 3 minutes to take the lead with a well worked try from Tom Bane-Young wide out on the right but he could not add the extra points for the conversion (5-0). Fakenham should have increased their lead when Dave Savage crossed the line but was adjudged to have dropped the ball, however Fakenham kept the pressure on and managed to increase their lead 8 minutes later with a try from Vice-captain Howard Kellock and this time the kick was good from Tom Bane-Young 12-0. Captain Joe Bane-Young had been running strongly and was rewarded with a try of his own which his brother Tom B–Y converted to make the score 19-0. Just after this Fakenham lost stalwart prop Richard Warren with a suspected broken leg and were determined

Fakenham v Holt 2

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