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

Fakenham 43 Norwich Union 5 - Eastern Counties 2 North

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On a bleak day Fakenham continued with their upward movement through the league. Fakenham and Norwich Union were well matched until the deadlock was broken by 17 year old full back Lloyd Marshall with an excellent try which he also converted. Fakenham buoyed by the score upped their game and attacked with more purpose and after an impressive handling move captain Joe Bane-Young burst through to score Fakenham's second try which was also converted by Lloyd Marshall. Fakenham were soon attacking again with some speed and commitment and Tom Bane-Young was on the end of a flowing move and rounded the final defender to score the third try of the game for Fakenham. Norwich union then took the upper hand in the game and forced error after error from the

Fakenham 29 Norwich 10

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Fakenham hosted a pre-match lunch with guests from Eastern Counties RFU and England RFU to review the completed refurbishment to the social space in the club house (which was partially funded from RFU facilities grant) and also enjoy the weekend game.
Fakenham, buoyant from last weeks' win at Holt, looked forward to this weeks' fixture with a mainly unchanged squad for this EC2 North meeting with Norwich second team. The game was very entertaining from the start with end to end action much in evidence with both sides launching attacks but handling errors causing the break up and handing of the advantage to the other side. Twelve minutes into the game Fakenham finally launched a concerted attack and forced their way to the Norwich try line. The score came but it was under a pile of bodies, it was only when they got up that it became clear the Fakenham captain Joe Bane-Young had got the opening