Dereham 19 Fakenham 22 – Eastern Counties 2N

A good start to the New Year!

Fakenham travelled to Dereham on the back of a 7 game winning streak, full of confidence and fielding a team stronger than the last time the two sides met at Fakenham. The game started with Dereham on the attack but the new found discipline in defence from Fakenham repelled them and allowed them to launch attacks of their own. Fakenham spurned a chance to take the lead when Tom Bane-Young pushed his penalty kick and miss out on three points. Dereham breathed a sigh of relief and then set about building the pressure on Fakenham and pushed hard for the first score of the game, the breakthrough came when the number eight sneaked down the blind side of the ruck and beat the covering tackles to score

Boxing Day Photographs

Lowestoft and Yarmouth 3rd 12 – 33 Fakenham 2nd – Eastern Counties 4N

With their First Team league action finished until the New Year, Fakenham had only the away game against Lowestoft and Yarmouth to play to finish off their own first part of the season. The game started at a frantic pace with Fakenham seeming to just have the better of the action, although if a try by Steven Clay, who actually ended up wrapped around the opposition post with the ball between him and the post, had not been inexplicably disallowed by the referee it would have been a really

Fakenham 15 - 6 Wymondham 2nd – Eastern Counties 2N

At the weekend Fakenham hosted Wymondham seconds for this EC2 North league encounter hoping for a seventh victory in a row to keep their league challenge alive. The game kicked off with a fierce wind blowing but Wymondham looked and played stronger than Fakenham expected and so they forced the pace of the game, Fakenham's discipline at the breakdown was poor and gave away too many penalties. One attack saw Wymondham drive into the home side's 22 metre area Fakenham transgressed to give