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

Broadlands 3rd XV 5 - Fakenham 2nd XV 10

A Game at last!

Fakenham travelled to Great Yarmouth for only their second actual game of the season (the rest with one exception had all been cancelled by the opposition) to play Broadlands third team for a friendly game in dark and gloomy conditions with a light drizzle. The game started as it meant to continue with both sides playing at full tilt in the wet conditions and forcing errors in the other teams handling whilst they were attacking. Broadlands had the better of the first 10minutes as they pressed the Fakenham team back into their own 22 metre area. Each time Fakenham tried to relieve the pressure they turned the ball over usually from a knock on or being isolated in a ruck. It was 30 minutes into the game before the deadlock was broken