2017.09.16

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Eastern Counties Division 1

Fakenham 61 - 0 Great Yarmouth & Broadland

A sunny Saturday afternoon saw Fakenham hosting Great Yarmouth & Broadland for the second fixture of the league season.  Fakenham, playing for the 1st time in a new kit, won the game 61 points to nil but this scoreline doesn’t tell the whole story.

The first half was dominated by Fakenham with tries coming from Murray Tindall (2), Adam Lingwood, Henry Hepworth-Smith and Ian Williamson along with 3 conversions from Tom Bane Young.  The highlight of these was Tindalls 2nd which came after strong forwards carries on the right before the ball went wide to the left wing and slick pop off-loads between the back line allowed TIndall to gallop through and score under the posts.

Broadland regrouped at half time and came out stronger.  Fakenham on the other hand took their finger off the pace and lost their composure.  Sloppy handling along with white line fever meant Fakenham were unable to increase their score for next 25 minutes.  Despite this their defence held firm and Broadland were unable to get close to the Fakenham line.  In the end Fakenham regained their composure and ran in a further 4 trys through Tindall, Bane Young and Jordi Walker (2) taking the final score to a commanding 61-0. 

The afternoon came to a close with Henry Hepworth-Smith being voted Norfolk Brewhouse Man of the Match.  A particular mention also goes to the sponsors of the new kit; Peniston Ltd, The Gallery Bistro and Gastbys Barbers.

West Norfolk 26 - Fakenham 28 - Norfolk Plate Semi Final

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An excellent win against London 3 side West Norfolk on Wednesday night under lights to put Fakenham into the final of the Norfolk Plate Competition against Crusaders on Saturday 6th May at Holt RUFC - ko time - 12:45pm 

Fakenham 23 Holt 33 - Baham Cup 2017

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Fakenham hosted the Banham cup last weekend; once an annual fixture, it has not been played for 5 years but both Fakenham and Hilt have worked on their fixture lists to reinstate the fixture this season and going forward. The pre-match lunch, sponsored by Banham seed merchants, was well attended with nearly 80 people sitting down to an excellent meal. With the fine weather at the weekend a good-sized crowd of 3-400 turned out to see this local derby game.
Fakenham were to take the early plaudits scoring first when centre Ian Williamson forced his

Fakenham 19 Diss 2nds 10 - EC2

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Fakenham hosted this top of the league clash for EC2 North on a god, bright, dry and breezy day in front of a large crowd swelled by the pre-match lunch sponsored by new sponsor Peniston. The game started as a tense affair with Fakenham uncharacteristically dropping passes and with a kick charged down in their own 22-metre area that allowed Diss to press forward. Chances were difficult and hard fought for, but the Fakenham mood lifted when George Ready scored a try to put the first points on the board, unfortunately the attempted conversion was caught by the wind and missed it’s target 5-0. Diss responded from the restart but the Fakenham defence held firm (as it has done so often this season so when the home side infringed at

Fakenham 19 Diss 2nds 10

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Fakenham hosted this top of the league clash for EC2 North on a god, bright, dry and breezy day in front of a large crowd swelled by the pre-match lunch sponsored by new sponsor Peniston. The game started as a tense affair with Fakenham uncharacteristically dropping passes and with a kick charged down in their own 22-metre area that allowed Diss to press forward. Chances were difficult and hard fought for, but the Fakenham mood lifted when George Ready scored a try to put the first points on the board, unfortunately the attempted conversion was caught by the wind and missed it’s target 5-0. Diss responded from the restart but the Fakenham defence held firm (as it has done so often this season so when the home side infringed at

North Walsham Seconds 24 Fakenham 24

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Fakenham travelled to this EC2 North game knowing a win would ensure the league title and a draw would leave an exceptionally small mathematical opportunity for Diss to snatch the title. Diss had a home walkover (5 points) against Dereham at the weekend, which meant that Fakenham would have to push hard for the victory.  The game kicked off and North Walsham pressed forward from the whistle and scored an unconverted try to take a 5-0 lead.     Fakenham in response struck back within 3 minutes when inside centre Joe Bane-Young darted though the Walsham defence to score close to the post and his brother Tom Bane-Young added the conversion 5-7.  Walsham pushed