Broadlands 3rd XV 5 - Fakenham 2nd XV 10

A Game at last!

Fakenham travelled to Great Yarmouth for only their second actual game of the season (the rest with one exception had all been cancelled by the opposition) to play Broadlands third team for a friendly game in dark and gloomy conditions with a light drizzle. The game started as it meant to continue with both sides playing at full tilt in the wet conditions and forcing errors in the other teams handling whilst they were attacking. Broadlands had the better of the first 10minutes as they pressed the Fakenham team back into their own 22 metre area. Each time Fakenham tried to relieve the pressure they turned the ball over usually from a knock on or being isolated in a ruck. It was 30 minutes into the game before the deadlock was broken

Fakenham 2nd 15 v Norwich Union 2nd 24

Fakenham entertained Norwich Union in this Norfolk Merit Table 3 game. It was always going to be a tough game as Fakenham started the game one player short but things looked up for Fakenham when they took the lead with a well worked move down the right wing wide out near to touch which with the angle meant the try went unconverted. The game was played from end to end with Union having the stronger forwards and Fakenham the stronger backs but neither side creating clear cut chances, until Union crossed the line for a converted try (5-7). It is fair to say that Union had the better of the rest of the half making the extra player count leaving Fakenham chasing the overlaps. Union managed to score two more tries, the first one was converted leaving the score at half time at 5-19 in Unions favour.
Fakenham struck early in the second half with an intricate run pass