Fakenham 28 Watton 0

Fakenham hosted Watton for a friendly match at home, both teams involving some of their second team players to give each team a large squad and an opportunity to play in this week off from league action. The game started close with both sides having good position but failing to produce any telling attacks. Fakenham stated to dominate the scrums and use the position better but without producing points on the scoreboard. Each team seemed to do enough in defence to stop the other from scoring but Fakenham were lifting their game progressively, taking more possession and territory and spending plenty of time in the Watton 22m area. When Declan Sperring took a knock Fakenham had to give George Ready a run earlier than expected at scrum half. George managed to engineer a gap to score from a 5m scrum and this was converted by Joe Bane-Young (7-0). Watton lost a player early with a knee injury and had to reshuffle the side but

Fakenham U16 v Holt U16 - Norfolk Cup 1st round 12th Jan 2014

Fakenham played hosts to Holt for the first round of the Norfolk U16's Cup but a frosty pitch delayed the start. Both teams were keen to play to their strengths, with Fakenham winning a penalty in the first few minutes but the kick to the posts went wide, however they soon put the first points on the board with an unconverted try from Murray. Holt countered with a converted try soon after. Fakenham's strength was found to be in their scrums and rolling mauls and they had a number of drives close to the line before Frosty scored and Lloyd converted, however Holt had pace on the wings and managed to score a further two tries in the first half because of this, for a half time score of 12-19. The second

Fakenham 29 Mildenhall Red Lodge 0

Fakenham played host to Mildenhall Red Lodge for this EC2 league fixture with renewed optimism as players returned from injury to strengthen the squad. With a pre-match lunch sponsored by Whitecroft Lighting, Fakenham were determined to put their recent form behind them and give the sponsors and the assembled spectators something to cheer.
Fakenham started the game brightly but Mildenhall responded and competed well. Fakenham took the lead with a swift handling move through the backs and Colm Hunt cut a great line to take the ball past the defence and score under the posts, the try was converted by Tom Bane-Young (7-0). Mildenhall rallied and attacked and the game was full on and committed from both sides, Fakenham's defence was resolute and kept Mildenhall out of the danger area. As Fakenham recovered and attacked, Mildenhall gave a penalty away in a kickable position and Tom Bane-Young duly kicked the points and the score

Fakenham5 v Holt 20

Photos from the game v Holt 4th Jan 2014.