Fakenham travelled to Wymondham for this warm up fixture having not played for two weeks and needed a good work out. Wymondham provided a stern test but Fakenham were up to the challenge and this made for an exciting end to end game.
Fakenham took the early play to Wymondham but failed to convert possession and territory into points on the board. Wymondham then exploited some indifferent tackling to open the scoring with an unconverted try 5-0. Fakenham again took the upper hand and played some excellent phases of play but without game sharpness they again failed to cross the line. Wymondham increased their lead with a converted try to take the score to 12-0. Fakenham needed to get into the game and put a concerted drive together to take
Fakenham entertained Dereham in their last EC2 league game of the season. Fakenham had improved considerably since the first meeting between the two sides but unfortunately the last two competitive games for the club had not gone their way. Expectation from the squad and the coaching team only added to the pressure for a good performance and potentially a favourable result. Dereham opened their account with the opening score by their wing, an unconverted try after seven minutes of play to take the lead (0-5). This shocked the home side into action and forced them to launch a concerted effort and they duly pressed deep into the Dereham 22 metre area and after two or three probes by the forwards, vice-captain Bob Sayer crashed over the line on the ten minutes mark. Lloyd Marshall slotted the kick to give Fakenham the lead 7-5. This had all the hallmarks of a classic
Fakenham hosted top of the league Diss 2nd team on Saturday, knowing that they.would have to draw on all their form of recentgames to compete with a Diss side also playing well and holding top spot in the Division. Fakenham made the ideal start, 8 minutes into the game when Vice-Captain Bob Sayer scored the opening try of the game and, with a successful conversion from Lloyd Marshall, gave the home side a 7-0 lead. Seven minutes later Diss transgressed at a ruck to give Fakenham a good chance to increase their lead Lloyd slotted the kick (10-0). The home side squandered three great chances to score tries but it looked like a breakdown in communication at crucial moments in the attack and some great defence by Diss saw all three chances go begging. Diss fought back and with some hard fair rugby played by both sides a thrilling game for spectators to watch Diss crossed to score a converted try (10-7). Fakenham were awarded a penalty 45 metres from goal and the Fakenham captain called
Fakenham travelled to Sprowston for this EC2 North league game against an improving Norwich Union side. With only three league fixtures left to decide the final league positions, Fakenham wanted to keep up their run of recent form in order to keep up the pressure on the top four, only a win would do for Fakenham. The first half saw Fakenham with the wind at their backs literally. Norwich Union showed their intent being the first out of the blocks, pressing Fakenham hard and pushing them deep into their own 22 metre area. Union had the better of the forward encounters both in the set scrum and the loose and starved Fakenham of possession, keeping the visitors pinned in their own half. Fakenham did manage to escape with some well-placed kicks and good running to move up the field of play. Fakenham pressed their advantage now into the home sides 22 metre area and, although they lost possession, they forced Union to knock
Fakenham travelled to Norwich for this EC2 North fixture in buoyant mood having had a run of nine unbeaten league games in a row. Norwich had been improving their performances and results recently under the coaching influence of ex-Fakenham player Mike Curry so the Fakenham squad was under no illusion this would be anything other than a tough fixture.
First blood went to Fakenham only 2 minutes into the game when Joe Bane-Young, the Fakenham captain, crossed the line after a swift and sure passing movement, the kick was converted by Lloyd Marshall (0-7). Fakenham were playing their rugby with freedom and expansive play and soon scored again through Thomas Bane-Young and again the conversion was good from Lloyd Marshall (0-14). The next twenty minutes saw Norwich force their way into the game and