Fakenham 47 Holt Seconds 7

 

Fakenham were looking to get back into a fully competitive mode when they entertained local rivals Holt 2nd XV for this latest round of the EC2 North league season. Fakenham started off slowly and allowed Holt to come forward and press the game well into the fakenham half but the Fakenham defence held firm, and gave no points away. The pattern continued for about 10 to 15 minutes until Holt were awarded a penalty kick but it was missed  and Fakenham escaped and broke away into the holt half of the pitch. Fakenham’s communication and organisation started to turn the game around with Fakenham taking the upper hand and

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