Fakenham took a mixed team squad over to play Holt third team to give some of their players who have been missing out on games a run out. Holt, as always, proved to be worthy adversaries and kept Fakenham on their toes throughout the game. Fakenham had the edge in turning pressure into points but did not have the game all their own way and were forced to play hard for all their scores. Holt had some good players but lost two of them to blood injuries and although they had replacements it did seriously affect their style of play and Fakenham took advantage of this. In the first half Fakenham managed to score two tries from George Ready and Steven Clay, and Lloyd Marshall converted both.
The second half saw a bigger tally of tries due to the aforementioned changes in personnel in the Holt side and
Fakenham's growing dominance. Fakenham scored 5 converted tries in the second half, three additional tries from Steven Clay and one each from Howard Kellock and Joe Bane-Young. The game was played in good spirits with both sides giving a good account of themselves but all of the Fakenham players will have to improve and cut down the error rate if they want to challenge for starting first team places.
This week Fakenham's first team will play Wymondham seconds at home and Fakenham seconds are due to travel to Swaffham seconds. All Fakenham players should try to make themselves available as soon as they can texts, and Facebook messages have been sent out please respond.