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

Norwich Seconds 5 Fakenham 50

Fakenham travelled to Norwich rugby club intent on keeping the run of winning results on a roll (having won every league game bar the opener) but realising that Norwich seconds had beaten 2nd place Diss seconds earlier in the season.

Fakenham certainly hit the ground running, pressing Norwich back from the start with a concerted attack down the left wing, Some great handling and support play saw captain Adam Lingwood cross to score the first try but it was unfortunately unconverted 0-5. Fakenham continued to press the game down the left flank and after a chip kick from Tom Bane-Young the Norwich right wing knocked on, gifting Fakenham a scrum. The Fakenham forwards had been dominant from the start of the game and this scrum was no different. The ball was moved to Tom B-Y who, with a pre-planned move, dummied one pass then straightened and passed to his brother Joe Bane-Young to score close to the posts, Tom score the conversion 0-12. Norwich were at this stage at sixes and sevens so Fakenham then switched their attack to the right wing and forced a lineout, the ball was won and a drive around the front saw Ashley

Holt 2nd XV 29 – Fakenham 2nd XV 17

With no 1st team fixture at the weekend as a result of Wymondham calling the game off it was left to Fakenham’s 2nd team to uphold the club honours with their EC3N fixture against Holt 2nd’s. Fakenham started this fixture positively, pleased to be able to field a team and bench after several weeks without a game.

Fakenham were into their game plan very quickly, and soon George Ready exploited the gaps left to score the first try after 10 minutes with Mark Allen adding the points for the conversion. Four minutes later Steven Clay stepped inside off his wing to score Fakenham's second try but this time the conversion was unsuccessful. To Holt's credit they came back into the game, creating lots of pressure in the Fakenham half. Fakenham defended well but they kept conceding penalties which allowed Holt to stay camped on the 5 metre line. Holt eventually scored on the 30-minute mark and this was the last score before Half time.

After the restart Holt caught Fakenham well and truly napping to score a quick try right from the off. Fakenham slowly got back in the game and built pressure, which unfortunately caused a yellow card for a high tackle. Fakenham kept calm and kicked for touch, capitalising with a try from the resulting lineout for Fakenham debutant, Terry Carter. A following period of positive play resulted in no score for either side but caused mistakes and

Fakenham 46 Norwich Medics 0 – Eastern Counties 2N

Saturday saw Fakenham host third place side Norwich Medics for the latest round of EC2 north games. Fakenham, expecting the usual strong Medics performance, really started the game as if they meant business, driving forwards to Medics territory with both pace and determination, putting their opponents on the backfoot from the very start of the game. The first score of the game went to Fakenham when Josh Sperring scored a try wide out on the left wing after a fast-flowing movement that involved both the Fakenham forwards and backs. Tom Bane- Young uncharacteristically missed the conversion leaving the score 5-0. After the restart Fakenham again pressed forward with intent, not allowing their visitors