Holt 2nd 5 - 40 Fakenham 1st – Eastern Counties 2 North

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Fresh from a series of narrow defeats, Saturday saw Fakenham travel to Holt intent on getting another win under their belt. The game started well with Fakenham camped out in the Holt 22 for the first 10 minutes of the half. Unfortunately one possible try was adjudged to be held up, but there was no uncertainty about Howard Kellock's try a minute or so later. The conversion was slotted through the posts by 17 yr. old Lloyd Marshall taking his first turn at kicking duty for the first team. The next 10 minutes was almost a repeat with intense pressure from the Fakenham pack denying Holt any sort of possession and some good runs from the backs ensuring that the game was still close to the Holt line. There was almost another score from Adam Lingwood but it was disallowed, as the ref was unsighted. After 25 minutes of the half Holt made a breakout and found themselves in the Fakenham half but some good work by the Fakenham backs and an excellent kick from Mark Allen saw Fakenham back to the Holt line. Good lineout led to Stephen Clay scoring the second try for Fakenham, this was also

Fakenham 10 Norwich Medics14 – Eastern Counties 2 North

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Fakenham were at home at the weekend to 3rd in table Medics for their Eastern Counties 2 clash. The game started with all the play in the Fakenham half and after 20 minutes of constant pressure a penalty was given to the visitors, which was duly converted. From the restart Fakenham stepped up their pressure and forced a penalty which Fakenham chose to run the ball, the forwards took it on but the referee gave a penalty to Medics which they kicked into touch back in the Fakenham half. Fakenham worked well from the line out to push back into the medics half and close support play from the forwards resulted in another penalty awarded to Fakenham for the medics being off side at the ruck which Mark Allen slotted over the posts to make the score level after 20 minutes. A scrum in the Fakenham half allowed Medics a back row move to open up space for their backs to use the ball and force a score in the corner. The conversion was missed. From

Fakenham 10 Broadlands 29 – Eastern Counties 2 (North)

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Fakenham travelled to the league leaders on Saturday with a strong squad who have been showing definite improvement each week thanks to good numbers of the squad turning up regularly at training.
Fakenham started slowly and were rudely woken up two minutes into the game after a well driven line out by Broadlands squad resulted in a score in the corner with the conversion also kicked.
The visitors came back strongly with some fierce tackling and well worked scrums putting Broadlands on the back foot.
Despite the pressure the home side still looked more organized as would be expected from

Fakenham v Watton - 27.9.2014

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Fakenham 45 Watton 12

This was Fakenham's first home fixture of the season and was preceded with a presentation of a new strip kindly donated by the Craig Prior Memorial Fund who also sponsored the pre match luncheon.
Fakenham wanted to improve on their good performance from the previous week's game and show both the luncheon guests and also the crowd of supporters that this years team are better than some of the earlier results would suggest.
For the first 25 minutes the game was tight with the fakenham side camped in the

West Norfolk 2nd v Fakenham

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West Norfolk 2nd XV 30 Fakenham 1st XV 15 – Eastern Counties 2

What a difference a week makes, Fakenham travelled to West Norfolk with a much more balanced squad hoping to forget the dismal performance of the previous week against Dereham. Even from the warmup it was obvious that improvements had been made in all departments and that there was a confidence that had been sadly lacking the previous week. The game started at quire a pace from the young West Norfolk side but Fakenham pushed them all the way with a dominant pack winning lots of the West Norfolk scrums and line outs. An early lead came with some good handling by the West Norfolk back line to

Dereham v Fakenham

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Dereham 37 Fakenham 7

Fakenham played their first Eastern Counties 2 North League game of the season away to Dereham at the weekend, producing a most lack lustre start to the league program losing to a well organised and far more determined Dereham outfit. Dereham had lost two players to red cards in the first half and played 55mins with only 13 players - but they played with far more heart and a much better approach than Fakenham. The only bright spot for Fakenham was a try to Joe Bane-Young whereas Dereham could boast 3 tries from ex Fakenham winger Josh Gee amongst some good performances all round. Fakenham will have to improve quickly as there are other tough games to come within the next 4 weeks.
Fakenham will travel to West Norfolk this Saturday to play their second team in the EC2 North division kick off is 3pm.