West Norfolk 2nd 7 - Fakenham 26 - Eastern Counties 2N

Fakenham travelled to West Norfolk for this EC2n fixture on the back of their 71-0 demolition of Beccles a couple of weeks ago. The side was missing a couple of players through injury but was still reasonably strong. Weather conditions on arrival at the ground were awful; the heavy rain of the morning thankfully easing but there was still a strong crosswind to contend with on the pitch that the game had been moved to (the main pitch was waterlogged in parts).
Fakenham started off brightly enough and posted the first score after only 2 minutes when a good move from the backs put Jack Whiteside through on a good run to outpace the West defense and score under the posts, the conversion being

West Norfolk 2nd 7 - Fakenham 26 - Eastern Counties 2N

Fakenham travelled to West Norfolk for this EC2n fixture on the back of their 71-0 demolition of Beccles a couple of weeks ago. The side was missing a couple of players through injury but was still reasonably strong. Weather conditions on arrival at the ground were awful; the heavy rain of the morning thankfully easing but there was still a strong crosswind to contend with on the pitch that the game had been moved to (the main pitch was waterlogged in parts).
Fakenham started off brightly enough and posted the first score after only 2 minutes when a good move from the backs put Jack Whiteside through on a good run to outpace the West defense and score under the posts, the conversion being

Fakenham 2nds – 11 v Broadland 2nds – 10

This EC4 North league match saw Fakenham field a full side with one on the bench for the first time for a league game this season giving the home side a welcome lift before the start. The game kicked off and both sides showed their intent to win the match with good forceful play without penetrating the defence to score. Territory was hard won but then poor handling or infringements at the breakdown cost the attacking side possession allowing the defending side to relieve the pressure. This pattern continued until one Fakenham attack reached the 22m area and saw Broadland's get frustrated and

Fakenham 71 Beccles 2nds 0

Fakenham had a successful pre-match lunch at the weekend with 42 sitting down for lunch before this EC2 North league game between the hosts and the recently promoted Beccles second team who it has to be said are finding it tougher at the slightly higher level of competition of this season's campaign. Beccles could only muster a bare 15 players to travel to the match; this meant they could not afford any injuries at all. From the outset Fakenham were dominant in the scrum and had the quicker stronger backs from the evidence of the early exchanges but Beccles had the upper hand in the lineout. Fakenham took the lead when Lloyd Marshall outpaced the Beccles defence after some good work down the left wing and Tom Bane-Young 7-0 converted the try. Beccles defended well for a short time but Steven Clay, playing on the right wing, went on one of his barnstorming runs knocking defenders over and rounding the