Fakenham 11 - Holt 2nd 5 – Eastern Counties 2

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Hoping to increase their 8 game run without a loss, Fakenham were at home to Holt 2nd who were determined to avenge their home game loss to Fakenham earlier in the season.

The game was preceded by a lunch sponsored by AOT Engineering of Fakenham, present to present the match ball were partners Richard Palmer and Kevin Anthony.
Fakenham were without the services of a number of regular players but with Tom Bane-Young and Lloyd Marshall both absent (both regular place and positional kickers) it was probable that the game would be harder to control than others of recent time. Immediately before the start there was a minute's applause in memory of Craig Prior who died almost a year ago. From the kick off it was soon apparent that this was likely to develop into a dour affair with no noticeable domination from either side as attacks from both sides were met with good defense from the opposition, the game going from

Norwich Medics 13 Fakenham 13

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Fakenham travelled to Little Melton to play Norwich Medics in an Eastern Counties 2 North league game last Saturday and as Medics can be a difficult side to beat at home or away due the speed and power of their three quarters so Fakenham knew they would have a tough match. This proved absolutely true when Medics pressed from the kick off and forced Fakenham back into their twenty-metre area and forced two penalties within 5 minutes to lead 6-0. Fakenham responded with some good forward drives and were extremely dominant in the set scrum; it took 6 minutes for an opening to appear to get themselves on the scoreboard. A backs move launched Joe Bane Young drew the defence and a slight of hand offload to Adam Lingwood let him dive for the line and score the try. Lloyd Marshall kicked the conversion (6 – 7). The pattern of the game took on the form of a forward press for Fakenham and the Medics gaining back ground when

Fakenham 28 - Broadland Great Yarmouth 22 – Eastern Counties 2 North

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This rescheduled league fixture, postponed from last week due to a part frozen pitch, was a chance for Fakenham to extend their unbeaten run to six games. Broadlands have a good squad and had already beaten Fakenham in their home game and they were looking to improve their league position from third to challenge for a top two position. A good game was expected and it didn't disappoint with 50 points being scored in the game.
Fakenham started the game in fine form and scored in the first 10 minutes when Tom Bane-Young chipped over the rushing defence for George Ready to race against the Broadlands' fullback only for the unpredictable nature of a bouncing rugby ball to

Fakenham 43 West Norfolk 2nds 5 – Eastern Counties 2 North

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Fakenham had prepared well for this EC2 North game as they wanted to avenge the defeat away to West Norfolk 2nds earlier this season and a win could have an effect on the relevant league positions of both teams. If Fakenham could triumph they would catch and overtake their opponents to go in to 5th position. Fakenham started the game quickly and forged ahead led by Richard Warren with his darting runs down the blind side of the rucks and mauls. He was rewarded five minutes into the game with a well-deserved try after a pick and go from a ruck and beat two players to score but the kick was missed (5-0). Fifteen minutes later the home side increased their lead when Lloyd Marshall scored the second try and then converted the kick (12-0). West Norfolk rallied and forced Fakenham back and

Fakenham 1st 24 Wymondham 2nd 17

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Fakenham hosted this friendly match with a few changes to their side as a result of a couple of injuries but it gave some of the squad players a chance to show off their skills. From the kickoff they had a firm grip on the game although they did not have things all their own way and it took about 15 minutes to turn the pressure into a score. At a maul prop Richard Warren sneaked through the defence to

Diss 2nd 14 Fakenham 14 - Eastern Counties 2 North

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Sixth in the table Fakenham travelled to third placed Diss 2nds for this EC2 North game with a couple of enforced changes but in good spirits after 3 league wins in a row. Fakenham took control of the first half and scored the first points through 17 year old Lloyd Marshall when he crossed the line to give Fakenham the lead with a self-converted try and give Fakenham a 0-7 lead. The game became a to and fro affair but Fakenham always seemed to have the upper hand but chances went begging until Steven Clay, who is enjoying a resurgence this season after a closed season training programme which sees him lighter, faster and up for the challenge, forced his way over to score the second try of the game. The try was converted by Lloyd Marshall to make the score 0 – 14. Fakenham again pushed hard but failed to turn pressure into points leaving the half time score at 0 – 14.
The first twenty minutes of the second half belong to Diss who came out from the