Fakenham 1st XV v Hadleigh 1st XV – 9th/11/ 2013


The better side win on the day

Saturday saw a visit from Hadleigh in Essex who, like Fakenham, had to drop out of higher leagues a few years ago and work their way back up again. They made a very aggressive start to the match and soon had Fakenham under pressure resulting in a penalty for Hadleigh which opened the scoring. Fakenham responded quickly to level the game at 3 all through a penalty from Tom Bain-Young. Hadleigh again progressed into the Fakenham half and this time secured a try which was not converted. The home team replied quickly with another penalty from TB-Y to make the score 6 : 8. The game

Fakenham 2nd 7 v Thetford 2nd 10

A last minute defeat for the 2nd's

With no League action for the First Team at the weekend, Fakenham 2nd played Thetford 2nd in a very close, friendly Woodfordes Merit Table 3 encounter where 14 of the games 17 points where scored in the last five minutes.
Thetford had the better of the initial opening and scored a penalty early on in the first half with their scrum looking functional and their backs fairly lively. Although Fakenham had the majority of possession most of it was unfortunately in their own half and they struggled to break through some impressive defensive work by Thetford into the oppositions territory leaving the game finely balanced, at 3 nil, in the visitors favour at half time.
After the restart the home side again had most of the possession

Norwich Union 22 - Fakenham 29

A good win against Norwich Union

Fakenham travelled to this EC2 fixture in high spirits and with a healthy respect for their opposition as NU had run Thetford very close a fortnight before (Thetford had defeated Fakenham 7-31 in the first round of league fixtures). The long awaited day when ex-youth prop Craig Prior reached his 18th birthday and was eligible to play front row for the adult team arrived and he duly got the start. Simon Bygrave was also included on the bench for his first outing with Fakenham. Fakenham started brightly enough, forcing the attack, and were rewarded with a penalty converted by Tom Bane-Young (0-3). The Norwich Union forwards then took charge of both the ball and

Beccles U16 12 v Fakenham U16 12

A well deserved draw

Sunday 27th Oct was a blustery but sunny day for the annual trip to Beccles. The game was a very closely matched affair with Beccles having the wind advantage in the first half and keeping Fakenham mainly on the defensive. Beccles scored the first try, although, unluckily, hitting the posts on their kick for conversion. Fakenham were still recovering when Beccles got the ball early on from the restart and ran through, this time to score under the posts and allow an easier kick for the conversion. Fakenham responded by raising their game and increasing the pressure on the opposition, finally breaking through into the