Fixtures 2016/17

Eastern Counties 2N

Eastern Counties 3N

Date 1st Team 2nd Team Result 1st 2nd
27/08/2016 Away vs Crusaders    5-12 (W)  
03/09/2016 Home vs Swaffham    5-14 (L)  
10/09/2016 Diss 2 (a) Lowestoft & Yarmouth 2  7-14 (L)  19-51 (L)
17/09/2016 Gt Yar- Broadland Lakenham-Hewitt (a)  35-0 (W) cancelled (L)
24/09/2016 Norwich Union (a)    0-38 (W)  
01/10/2016 Dereham Crusaders 2 (a)  11-5 (w)  0-32 (L)
08/10/2016 Norwich Medics (a) Diss 3  22-35 (w)  cancelled (L)
22/10/2016 Wymondham 2 (a) Holt 2  12-47 (w)  17-24 (L)
29/10/2016 Norwich 2 Beccles 2 (a)  23-0 (w)  cancelled (L)
05/11/2016 West Norfolk 2 (a) Southwold 2  14-48 (w)  5-45 (L)
19/11/2016 North Walsham 2    62-8 (w)  
26/11/2016   Watton     18-15 (w)

Swaffham (a)
Cup Fixture

Medic 2
Cup Fixture
 22-19 (L)  
10/12/2016   Gt Yar - Broadland 2 (a)    28-15 (L)
17/12/2016 Gt Yar- Broadland (a) Lakenham-Hewitt  3-27 (w)  60-10 (w)
26/12/2016 Boxing Day Match      
07/01/2017 Norwich Union U.E.A (a)  47-7 (w)  Cancelled (w)
14/01/2017   Crusaders 2 (a)    Cancelled (w)
21/01/2017 Dereham (a) Norwich 3 (h)    
28/01/2017 Norwich Medics Diss 3 (a)    
04/02/2017 Cup Fixtures      
11/02/2017 Wymondham 2 Holt 2 (a)    
18/02/2017 Norwich 2 (a) Beccles 2    
25/02/2017 Cup Fixtures      
04/03/2017 West Norfolk 2 Southwold 2 (a)    
11/03/2017 North Walsham 2 (a) Swaffham 2    
18/03/2017   U.E.A    
25/03/2017 Diss 2 Watton (a)    
01/04/2017   Gt Yar - Broadland 2    
08/04/2017   Lowestoft & Yarmouth 2 (a)    
15/04/2017 Cup Fixtures, Easter Weekend      
22/04/2017 Banham Cup       
06/05/2017 Norfolk Cup Finals      

Fakenham 2nd 15 Broadlands Gt Yarmouth 2nd 0 - EC4N

Fakenham and Broadlands faced off for a top of the league clash in this EC4 North game with the winner almost guaranteed promotion to EC3 North for next season. Both teams were expecting a hard fought game and it did not disappoint with the Broadlands forwards showing dominance and the experienced Fakenham backs helping their own forward out with the defensive duties. Broadlands forwards were winning all their scrummage ball and making it very difficult for Fakenham (who were going backwards a lot of the time) but they still managed to make use of the scrummage ball, in open play and lineouts the teams were well matched and it was going to be the team that used the possession better that would win the game. The visitors showed they were going to use their strength and weight advantage to win the game but Fakenham withstood the early onslaught to keep the scoreboard level a 0-0. Fakenham launched attacks of their own but at this stage of the game they could not break down the Broadlands defence but the signs

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