Fakenham hosted Norwich Medics in their final EC1 North league game. Having played 13, won 13 with bonus point wins. Fakenham were on a mission to win this league game to make it a clean sweep before starting the second phase of the promotion play offs.
This was a challenging game in difficult weather and pitch conditions but Fakenham finally pushed through to take the bonus point win for the clean sweep.
It was to be one of those games with sides camped in the oppositions half for long periods. Medics keep Fakenham honest throughout the game, forcing them to defend, often for long periods, whilst they tried for their own win.
Fakenham were to score two first half tries with one converted by Lloyd Marshall, the first from Murray Tindal and an interception by Josh Gee resulted in an excellent solo second try.
The second half saw Medics score an unconverted try of their own after a sharp passing movement put their centre clean
through the Fakenham defence.
The conversion was wide of the mark, yet another casualty of the wind and rain.
To seal the game, Fakenham scored two more tries in the second half, James Howell scored his from the second interception of the match and Rory Singleton added the bonus point try, converted by the Norfolk Brewhouse Man of the Match, Lloyd Marshall.
In the earlier game, Fakenham seconds lost 17-19 to local rivals Holt 3rd's in their EC3 North league match in what can only be called controversial circumstances. Fakenham’s try scores were Richard Warren, Neil Ryder and Jake Huggett with one conversion.
Adam Steele the second’s skipper was happy with the performance and commitment of the second team squad and he would like to thank all the players that took part in the match.
Next Saturday 3rd February, Fakenham first team start their play-off rounds with a home game against Hadleigh from EC1 South division. The second team travel to Dereham for their next EC3 North fixture, both games will kick off at 2pm supporters are welcome at either game.