Fakenham v Beccles - EC1N

`````Saturday 6th January started with some bad news for Fakenham RUFC.  In the early hours of the morning, a gas canister was dragged across the pitch to the dugout, set alight and left to explode.  Thankfully no-one was hurt and the main building was undamaged, but it left a significant amount of debris on the pitch.  The club would like to extend its thanks to both the fire service and police who were quickly on the scene, and also to all the people who helped at the club throughout the morning to ensure the pitch was suitable for the game to go ahead.

Later in the day, both sides were in action, the 1st XV hosting Beccles 1st XV and the 2nd XV traveling to Wymondham 3rd XV. The 1st XV went into their fixture knowing a win would seal the Eastern Counties 1 (North) division for them and ensure they won through to the playoffs in the second half of the season as Division Champions.  The 1st half of the match was a competitive affair with both sides running hard and defending well.  Beccles had the first opportunity of points when Fakenham failed to deal with the catch from the kickoff and the infringement at the resulting breakdown led to a kickable penalty.  The normally reliable boot of the Beccles kicker pushed the kick wide though, a let-off for Fakenham. Fakenham showed the varied play that has taken them to the position they are now, the first score resulted from some strong composed forward play making hard yards in the final third of the field with Ashley Stewart touching down for the score.  The second try came soon after from

Boxing Day 2017

Some pictures of the action on Boxing Day morning

Fakenham 2nd 66 – Thetford 2nd 0 Eastern Counties 3North

With the first team game at Swaffham called off as a result of frost (like the previous weeks game against Norwich Medics) it was with some relief that The Fakenham 2nd team game went ahead, the seconds having not had a game for a while as a result of oppositions crying off.
Thetford 2nd having had a number of high scoring wins earlier in the season were expected to put up some stern opposition for Fakenham but almost from the kick-off this was not to be the case. Try hard as they could, Thetford always looked to be on the back foot and the difference in the sides was extremely noticeable with Fakenham back to

North Walsham 2nd XV 17 - 24 Fakenham

On Saturday the 25th November Fakenham travelled to North Walsham to play Walsham’s 2nd team in a top of the table clash.  It was to be an entertaining encounter that made it apparent why these two sides were sitting atop the league. The day started slightly awkwardly for Fakenham when having arrived at the ground it was realized that the playing kit had been forgotten and the game only got underway when North Walsham offered the loan of one of their strips for which many thanks are due for the sporting offer.
North Walsham were the first team on the board, converting a penalty kick after infringements from the Fakenham pack in their own half.  Fakenham soon struck back though with Luke Taylor collecting a