Fakenham 42 - Mistley 18 – Eastern Counties 2


A good win for Fakenham

Fakenham entertained Mistley rugby club from Essex in a Eastern Counties 2 League game at Fakenham. The pre-match luncheon was attended by 4 Mistley committee members
Fakenham had a poor start to the game when failing to deal with the opening kick-off meant one of the Fakenham players was caught in possession and was forced to hold on to the ball a bit too long which gave Mistley a very kickable penalty they happily accepted (0-3). Fakenham then pushed the attack and 6 minutes later drew level through a Tom Bane-Young penalty kick (3-3). Mistley then scored another penalty 4 minutes later (3-6) and it wes starting to look as though it might be one of those games. Fakenham went

Cupcakes with Macmillan

The club was used recently by Sarah Cable as part of the nationwide Macmillan Cupcake Morning to raise funds for the Macmillan Cancer Nurses Charity. A successful morning was had by all and the event raised £306.88 for the charity. Well done to all who took part.

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