Holt U16 v Fakenham U16 - 6.10.2013

An emphatic victory for Fakenham U16's

Holt U16 0 – 58 Fakenham U16

Fakenham U 16's travelled to Holt for their local derby on a warm, sunny sunday. Eleven of the Fakenham squad had been on a trip to Leicester Tigers for a pre-match Academy Training session the day before and were keen to put that training into effect. Unfortunately, Holt had a depleted squad due to outside committments and 3 Fakenham lads were loaned to them, thanks Alex, Zach and Tom L. This was, therefore, not a true reflection of Holt's usual play and although they put up a continued and committed game the score did not fully reflect the closeness of the game. Ashley opened the scoring with a try near the corner flag, which was soon followed by Lloyd making a good run to score and convert his try under the posts. A further two tries were scored in the first half, one converted by Ben W after he ran the ball in and another by Frosty to see a 24 point lead.
The second half saw the game continue with Fakenham keeping up the pressure and, despite Holt

Mildenhall v Fakenham - 5.10.2013

Mildenhall Red Lodge 0 Fakenham 12

Fakenham travelled to Red Lodge for the third EC2 league game of the season with quite a few changes from their away defeat to Thurston. On inspection, the Mildenhall pitch was smaller than Fakenham's home pitch which caused a bit of congestion in the middle of the pitch, both sides attacking and contesting the rucks and mauls ferociously. Both sides had periods in the opposition 22 metre area and created chances but the last pass was generally wild or knocked on to stop the progression. The deadlock was broken when Mildenhall infringed at a ruck 30 metres out to concede a penalty, which was converted by Tom Bane-Young (0-3). The pattern of the game continued with both sides trying to assert themselves only to be thwarted by good defence with the occasional break, Fakenham looking the more likely to score and when a second penalty was awarded against Mildenhall for a dangerous tackle, Fakenham doubled their lead from the boot of Tom Bane-Young 0-6 this was the score at half time. This was the first time Fakenham had led since their re-entry in to the EC leagues and their spirits were high.
The second half started with Fakenham trying to score a try to stretch

Fakenham 1st 7 - Thetford 1st 31

This Eastern Counties 2 league match was played at Fakenham on a glorious sunny day ideal for good handling and running rugby. Thetford started the better forcing Fakenham to defend from early on in the game. Thetford took an early lead with a converted try (0-7) but Fakenham rallied and attacked themselves with one 50 metre break by Josh Gee after some good handling around their own 22 metre area. Unfortunately Fakenham were not not tackling well and allowed Thetford to make deep runs into their 22, ultimately on one occasion the Thetford fly half made a break and scored a second try but he failed to convert (0-12). At this point one of the Fakenham players was attempting to fly hack a loose ball but at the same time a Thetford player scooped it up, Josh Gee's foot contacted the player

Norwich Thirds – 7 v Fakenham Seconds 99

This Woodfordes Norfolk Merit Table Division 3 game was an excellent example of how to play rugby with good spirit and humour and was a pleasure to watch. Norwich had definitely the better of the early encounters winning both the majority of the line-outs and scrums and enjoying the territorial advantage from the possession they gained. A mixture of good defence from Fakenham and poor handling from Norwich, however, turned the ball back over to Fakenham and their younger running backs counter attacked against the run of play to score through Steven Clay and converted by Tim Syer (0-7).