Lowestoft & Yarmouth Second 0- Fakenham seconds 103

Fakenham seconds travelled to Lowestoft with a strong side buoyed by a win against Broadland seconds and this was the last league game of the season. Fakenham backs were elusive and pacey causing Lowestoft players to miss their tackles allowing Fakenham to score at will. Two Fakenham players scored hat-tricks of tries Harry Richardson and Rory Singleton, two others scored a brace each Adam Lingwood and Dec Sperring. Other tries from Murray Tindal, coach /player Mike Curry, Michael

Fakenham 2nd 38 Broadland Gt Yarmouth 2nd 8 – Eastern Counties 3N

Fakenham seconds hosted this EC3 North league fixture against Broadland Gt Yarmouth seconds on Saturday, their penultimate league game of the season. The game revolved around the battle between the slight dominance of the Broadland’s forwards and Fakenham pacey backs, in the end what the difference was the Fakenham backs play won the day. Fakenham were to strike first through Josh Gee returning from an enforced absence when he out-paced his opposite number to score the try and Mark “Scuff” Allen kicked the conversion 7-0. Broadlands had most of the position for the next 5 minutes but when Fakenham regained possession centre Luke Taylor made the most of his opportunity and scored wide on the left wing, the try was unconverted 12-0. Broadlands attacked strongly from the kick off and enjoyed possession and territory and

Holt 2nd XV 29 – Fakenham 2nd XV 17

With no 1st team fixture at the weekend as a result of Wymondham calling the game off it was left to Fakenham’s 2nd team to uphold the club honours with their EC3N fixture against Holt 2nd’s. Fakenham started this fixture positively, pleased to be able to field a team and bench after several weeks without a game.

Fakenham were into their game plan very quickly, and soon George Ready exploited the gaps left to score the first try after 10 minutes with Mark Allen adding the points for the conversion. Four minutes later Steven Clay stepped inside off his wing to score Fakenham's second try but this time the conversion was unsuccessful. To Holt's credit they came back into the game, creating lots of pressure in the Fakenham half. Fakenham defended well but they kept conceding penalties which allowed Holt to stay camped on the 5 metre line. Holt eventually scored on the 30-minute mark and this was the last score before Half time.

After the restart Holt caught Fakenham well and truly napping to score a quick try right from the off. Fakenham slowly got back in the game and built pressure, which unfortunately caused a yellow card for a high tackle. Fakenham kept calm and kicked for touch, capitalising with a try from the resulting lineout for Fakenham debutant, Terry Carter. A following period of positive play resulted in no score for either side but caused mistakes and

Fakenham 2nd 15 Broadlands Gt Yarmouth 2nd 0 - EC4N

Fakenham and Broadlands faced off for a top of the league clash in this EC4 North game with the winner almost guaranteed promotion to EC3 North for next season. Both teams were expecting a hard fought game and it did not disappoint with the Broadlands forwards showing dominance and the experienced Fakenham backs helping their own forward out with the defensive duties. Broadlands forwards were winning all their scrummage ball and making it very difficult for Fakenham (who were going backwards a lot of the time) but they still managed to make use of the scrummage ball, in open play and lineouts the teams were well matched and it was going to be the team that used the possession better that would win the game. The visitors showed they were going to use their strength and weight advantage to win the game but Fakenham withstood the early onslaught to keep the scoreboard level a 0-0. Fakenham launched attacks of their own but at this stage of the game they could not break down the Broadlands defence but the signs

Norwich Medics 2nd 7 - Fakenham 2nd 24 - EC4N

Fakenham’s second team travelled to Lakemham Hewett’s ground to play Norwich Medics second team in this EC4 North promotion battle. Both teams were fighting with Broadland’s second team for the single promotion slot into EC3 North at the end of the season. The game was always going to be a close encounter as the earlier meeting between the two sides had shown when Fakenham had just edged the contest. The game initially looked as if Fakenham were going to romp home but some over complicated backs moves in tight spaces forced handling errors. Fakenham were still on the attack even after the errors but time on the ball and territorial advantage did not produce any points. The visitors simplified things a bit and were finally

Fakenham 2nd 85 – Norwich 3rd 0 – Eastern Counties 4N

This was a largely one-sided affair after Norwich had travelled lighter on players than the baggage allowance on an EasyJet flight. The game started at a tremendous pace with Jonathan Kettell crossing the white wash, for the first of his hatrick of tries after just 90seconds. This set the tone for the rest of the game as a total of fifteen tries were scored including four from Ian Williamson although the last of them could have been more generous to those around him. The highlight of the day was the mazy bullocking run from captain fantastic Craig Orion White, which ended with a winger like finish for a try in the corner. The floodgates were opened despite a brave defence from Norwich and very soon Fakenham were almost literally scoring at will, including long-range tries from Nathan Wilson and Jack Lowin-Green. Josh Sperring was outstanding at full back with an unbelievable try