Norwich Medics 2nd 7 - Fakenham 2nd 24 - EC4N

Fakenham’s second team travelled to Lakemham Hewett’s ground to play Norwich Medics second team in this EC4 North promotion battle. Both teams were fighting with Broadland’s second team for the single promotion slot into EC3 North at the end of the season. The game was always going to be a close encounter as the earlier meeting between the two sides had shown when Fakenham had just edged the contest. The game initially looked as if Fakenham were going to romp home but some over complicated backs moves in tight spaces forced handling errors. Fakenham were still on the attack even after the errors but time on the ball and territorial advantage did not produce any points. The visitors simplified things a bit and were finally

Fakenham 8 Norwich Medics 10 – Eastern Counties 2N

Fakenham hosted Norwich Medics for this important EC2 North league game on the back of their first defeat in 13 games against Diss 2’s. Medics were going to be tough opposition as the games over the last 3 seasons had all been very close affairs but Fakenham had possibly the physiological advantage having beaten Medics on their home turf earlier in the season. The game as predicted was close with ebb and flow to both sides but Medics were the first to hit the scoreboard with a penalty to give them 0-3 lead. Fakenham were showing plenty of signs that they had shaken off the last defeat and they put some very good moves together and finally crossed the line only for the off load of the ball to hit the support players

Fakenham 2nd 85 – Norwich 3rd 0 – Eastern Counties 4N

This was a largely one-sided affair after Norwich had travelled lighter on players than the baggage allowance on an EasyJet flight. The game started at a tremendous pace with Jonathan Kettell crossing the white wash, for the first of his hatrick of tries after just 90seconds. This set the tone for the rest of the game as a total of fifteen tries were scored including four from Ian Williamson although the last of them could have been more generous to those around him. The highlight of the day was the mazy bullocking run from captain fantastic Craig Orion White, which ended with a winger like finish for a try in the corner. The floodgates were opened despite a brave defence from Norwich and very soon Fakenham were almost literally scoring at will, including long-range tries from Nathan Wilson and Jack Lowin-Green. Josh Sperring was outstanding at full back with an unbelievable try

DIss 2nd 27 – 6 Fakenham – Eastern Counties 2N

A combination of conditions, late arrival, player unavailability/injury and a touch of complacency were Fakenham's undoing in this tough encounter at Diss. Diss started much better on an extremely wet and muddy pitch which first sight said there was to be little running rugby played and were soon rewarded with a well worked try, aided by some unusually disorganised defence from Fakenham.  Eventually Fakenham woke up and began to try to assert themselves back into the game but they could never get the cohesion they have demonstrated in other games in either defence or attack.  Diss competed heavily at every breakdown and played the conditions far better.  Before half time Adam Lingwood received a yellow card for a perceived deliberate knock on which baffled evertone, and an injury to the impressive Ben Butterfield that removed him from the field and forced changes to an already stretched team who had so far managed to stay in the game with two penalties from Lloyd Marshall.

The second half continued in a similar vein to the first with Fakenham's lack of