Fakenham 2nd 38 Broadland Gt Yarmouth 2nd 8 – Eastern Counties 3N

Fakenham seconds hosted this EC3 North league fixture against Broadland Gt Yarmouth seconds on Saturday, their penultimate league game of the season. The game revolved around the battle between the slight dominance of the Broadland’s forwards and Fakenham pacey backs, in the end what the difference was the Fakenham backs play won the day. Fakenham were to strike first through Josh Gee returning from an enforced absence when he out-paced his opposite number to score the try and Mark “Scuff” Allen kicked the conversion 7-0. Broadlands had most of the position for the next 5 minutes but when Fakenham regained possession centre Luke Taylor made the most of his opportunity and scored wide on the left wing, the try was unconverted 12-0. Broadlands attacked strongly from the kick off and enjoyed possession and territory and

Fakenham 19 Diss 2nds 10 - EC2

Fakenham hosted this top of the league clash for EC2 North on a god, bright, dry and breezy day in front of a large crowd swelled by the pre-match lunch sponsored by new sponsor Peniston. The game started as a tense affair with Fakenham uncharacteristically dropping passes and with a kick charged down in their own 22-metre area that allowed Diss to press forward. Chances were difficult and hard fought for, but the Fakenham mood lifted when George Ready scored a try to put the first points on the board, unfortunately the attempted conversion was caught by the wind and missed it’s target 5-0. Diss responded from the restart but the Fakenham defence held firm (as it has done so often this season so when the home side infringed at

North Walsham Seconds 24 Fakenham 24

Fakenham travelled to this EC2 North game knowing a win would ensure the league title and a draw would leave an exceptionally small mathematical opportunity for Diss to snatch the title. Diss had a home walkover (5 points) against Dereham at the weekend, which meant that Fakenham would have to push hard for the victory.  The game kicked off and North Walsham pressed forward from the whistle and scored an unconverted try to take a 5-0 lead.     Fakenham in response struck back within 3 minutes when inside centre Joe Bane-Young darted though the Walsham defence to score close to the post and his brother Tom Bane-Young added the conversion 5-7.  Walsham pushed

Fakenham 64 West Norfolk Seconds 17

After a weeks layoff as a result of late drawing of Cup fixtures, Fakenham entertained West Norfolk second team last weekend in this EC2 North league game following a substantial win against Norwich’s second team in the previous round of league fixtures. West Norfolk were an unknown quantity, sometimes fielding a strong side and other times cancelling fixtures so form was to be no guide. Fakenham started the stronger when Ian Williamson crossed the line to score a try in the opening minutes for the home side with the extra points added by Tom Bane-Young. 7-0. West Norfolk responded quickly though after Fakenham were penalised three times in a row allowing the visitors to press forwards and score an unconverted try 7-5. Fakenham dominance soon reasserted itself though