Fakenham 1st (22) vs West Norfolk 2nd (5)

This Norfolk Merit Table 1 match between Fakenham and West Norfolk 2nds was preceded by the Chris Wood Celebration lunch, an annual event held in honour of a former club player. Chris's family attend each year and the raffle at the lunch raises money for a charity they choose to support, they also present the match ball and a shield for the Man of the Match each year. We must thank West Norfolk who gave up home advantage to allow us to have a competitive match to follow this important lunch, three West committee members including the club President also attended.
The match started with West putting pressure on Fakenham for about 10 minutes and only great defending and a superb try saving tackle by full back Tom Bane-Young stopped them tacking a well-deserved lead. Fakenham then enjoyed a period of pressure and caught the West full back in possession, Howard Kellock charged the kick down and retrieved the ball to run the ball under the posts to score the try for the first points in the match, Tom Bane-Young added the extra points (7-0). The game stayed

Fakenham RUFC under 15's Round-Up of the season


Last weekend the season ended with three teams coming together, Fakenham playing hosts to Holt and West Norfolk, with all teams depleted in usual strength by the Easter break.
The first match saw Fakenham play Holt/West Norfolk, with the home side putting on early pressure to see Watsy over the try line in the first five minutes although Holt soon responded with their own converted try. Fakenham were undeterred and Henry scored with a conversion from Lloyd to see a half-time score 12-7. A quickly taken penalty in Fakenham's 22 allowed

Watton 7 Fakenham 24

Fakenham travelled to Watton for this Norfolk Merit Table Division 1 game in good spirits on a fine spring afternoon which looked conducive to good handling and running rugby, and so it proved to be. Fakenham were playing up the hill and with the wind for the first half and enjoyed the majority of the possession and territory. Ten minutes into the game Josh Gee wriggled free and sprinted off and scored the opening try, which was converted by Paul Richardson - 0-7 to Fakenham. Two minutes later, after a period of possession and good inter-passing, Mark Allen ran in the second try, also converted by Paul Richardson (0-14). A period of intense pressure from Fakenham followed without actually producing any further points until Watton infringed at a ruck and gave Richardson a chance to stretch the lead with a penalty kick shortly before the whistle for half time with the score 0-17 in Fakenham's favour.
Watton started the second half up the hill but with the wind in a similar

Thetford 8 Fakenham 10

This annual fixture between these two clubs for the Crowley/Hogston cup, named after two past Presidents of Thetford and Fakenham respectfully, proved to be a tight affair as is often the case with this game. Both teams enjoyed periods of domination without fully taking advantage of the possession and territory gained to force home their advantage. Fakenham enjoyed the upper hand for the first period of the game threatening to score on numerous occasions but their attack was fraught with knock forwards and final passes not going to hand. It took 29 minutes to break the deadlock between the two sides as finally Fakenham won a 5 metres lineout and set up a driving maul which was touched down by Adam Lingwood, unfortunately the conversion was not made (0-5). The game was then played end to end with both sides attacking and defending with passion and commitment but the score remained on 0-5 to Fakenham at half time.
The second half started with both teams carrying on with the same degree