Eastern Counties 1 (n)

Norwich Union 31 - 45 Fakenham

A hot Saturday afternoon had Fakenham travelling to Norwich union for what would prove to be a very physical encounter.  Norwich Union started aggressively and their forwards battered a hole in the Fakenham defence within the first 5 minutes allowing Union to take the lead.  This wake up call brought Fakenham into the game and they were able to respond with some running rugby to allow Jordi Walker to even the score up.  The rest of the first half was well contested with scores being exchanged on both sides, Fakenhams being scored by Rory Singleton and a second for Walker, to bring the half time score to 19 - 21. 

The second half had Fakenham on the upper hand for the majority with the forwards providing a better platform and the backs running into more open spaces.  Luke Taylor kept his scoring tally to 0 but did give some naughty offloads to allow scores from the back three of Murray Tindall, Lloyd Marshall and Brett Stollworthy and a third for Walker.  Norwich Union were not to be denied a place on the second half score sheet with a well organised driving maul allowing them to cross the line.  The final score was 31 - 45 giving Fakenham their third bonus point win of the league season and keeping them at the top of the league.

Fakenham 2nd XV hosted Wymondham 3rd XV but lost 22 - 36 in their Eastern Counties 3 league matchup.  Fakenham performed well and will take a lot of positives from the encounter as well as some areas to work on in training.  Scores for Fakenham came through Mark Allen, Brandon Fairbrother, Matt Hardman and Ian Williamson.

Next weekend both teams are playing home fixtures, the 1st XV hosting North Walsham 2nd XV and the 2nd XV hosting Swaffham 2nd XV.  Kick off for both games is 3pm.


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.

Fixtures 2017-2018

 Eastern Coubties Greene King Tables

Date 1st Team Result 2nd Team Result
19/08/2018 vs Lowestoft and Yarmouth  
02/09/2018 vs Holt  
09/09/2017 Diss 2 W - 33 -5    
16/09/2017 Gt Yarmouth Broadland W - 61 -0 Thetford 2 (a) L
23/09/2017 Norwich Union (a) W - 31-45 Wymondham 3 L - 22 - 36
30/09/2017 Nth Walsham 2 W - 24-3 Swaffham 2 W
07/10/2017 Norwich Medics (a) W - 0-33 Holt 3 (a) L - 50 - 5
14/10/2017 CUP @ WEST NORFOLK   Norwich Medics 2  
21/10/2017 Swaffham   Dereham  
28/10/2017 Beccles (a)   Norwich 3 (a)  
04/11/2017 Gt Yarmouth Broadland (a)   Beccles 2  
11/11/2017 Norwich Union   Crusaders 2 (a)  
25/11/2017 North Walsham 2(a)   Norwich Union 2  
02/12/2017     2’s bowl vs GyB 2 (?)  
09/12/2017 Norwich Medics   North Walsham 3 (a)  
16/12/2017 Swaffham (a)   Thetford 2  
06/01/2018 Beccles   Wymondham 3 (a)  
13/01/2018 Diss 2 (a)      
20/01/2018 Swaffham 1 (a)   Swaffham 2 (a)  
27/01/2018  Norwich Medics 2:00pm   Holt 3  
03/02/2018 Hadleigh   Dereham (a)  
17/02/2018 Ipswich YM   Norwich 3  
10/03/2018 Shelford 3 (a)   Crusaders 2  
17/03/2018 Thurston (a)   Beccles 2 (a)  
24/03/2018 Shelford 3 (h)   Norwich Union 2 (a)  
07/04/2018 Thurston (h)   North Walsham 3  
14/04/2018 Ipswich YM (a)   Norwich Medics 2 (a)  
21/04/2018 Hadleigh (a)      
28/04/2018 Banham Cup  

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