Fakenham 22 North Walsham 2nds 32

A mixed Fakenham first and second team hosted a strong North Walsham second team for an off league squad friendly in order to give Mike Curry, the Fakenham coach, a chance to assess the development of some of the second team players. The game was a tough one for one or two players who have not played at this level for one to two years and the game highlighted some additional training needs for a couple of the players. The North Walsham team looked well drilled and had a very strong pack of forwards but Fakenham in turn had the stronger backs line and this made for a very interested game. Fakenham

Wymondham 3rd XV-7 Fakenham 2nd XV-30

Wymondham and Fakenham decided to go ahead with this fixture even though Fakenham only had 11 but in the true spirit of rugby Wymondham loaned a player to make 12 players to play 13 from the home side. The game was a tense affair both teams wanting the win this EC4 North league fixture. Fakenham had the better of the backs exchanges and the forwards were well matched with neither side giving ground easily. Fakenham made the first break through a George Ready kick and chase through judging the bounce perfectly to gather and outpace the defence to score the try and convert it himself 0-7. The game was tough and there were some injuries due to the ferocity of some of the tackling and rucking

Fakenham 2nds 36 Broadlands 3rds 12

Fakenham hosted Broadland in this EC4 North fixture but were slightly short on players suffering from the clubs lack of fit front row players and the Broadlands skipper in the spirit of rugby offered his two spare props to make the scrumage the true contest which both sides wanted. The game kicked off and was a great contest from the start with neither side giving any quarter. Fakenham engineered an opening for Mark Allen playing his first game this season to score the try and Matt Bully converted to make the score 7-0. Steven Clay returning from injury was the next to score for the home side; unfortunately the kick was missed 12-0. The Broadlands scrum half then

Norwich 2nd 17 – Fakenham 24

It was with some trepidation that Fakenham visited Norwich for this Eastern Counties 2 game as early season lack of players was still apparent and it was a much younger inexperienced side than would usually be considered normal for the First team. The game started really quickly with Fakenham on the offensive and Man of the Match Adam 'Keith' Steele scoring the first of his hat trick of tries for Fakenham in their first league win of the season. The first half went along a similar line to last week with a good start followed by a lack of focus by the team for the rest of the half, although this was less of a problem as Norwich seemed to have similar problems and the constant