Local Fakenham and Wells Sport

Fakenham hosted a top-of-the-table Division 2N clash in front of a large crowd swelled by the pre-match lunch thanks to new sponsor Peniston.

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings a familiar face into their 2017 build-up.


Fakenham will grace the Carrow Road turf in May in the final of the Norfolk Senior Cup after a dramatic penalty shoot-out win against Harleston Town in last week’s semi-final clash.

Ashley Jarvis

A former Cromer Junior School teacher who has been inspired by a terminally ill friend to run the London Marathon has smashed her original fundraising target.

Highland Fling, a winner at Sedgefield on Tuesday, followed up at Fakenham yesterday, completing a quick double for Irish trainer Gavin Cromwell.

While the eyes of the racing world will be on Cheltenham and the Gold Cup, local fans get the chance to watch that action live on a giant screen at this afternoon’s Fakenham meeting.

Passion, desire and heart were the key elements to Fakenham Town’s unlikely Norfolk Senior Cup semi-final victory over Harleston Town, proud manager Wayne Anderson has said.

Wayne Anderson

Teenage goalkeeper Archie Bean was given a baptism of fire as he faced three penalties on his debut for Dereham.

With the start of the outdoor bowls season fast approaching, Aldiss Park Bowls Club will be holding its pre-season meeting on Wednesday, March 22, in the main bar at Dereham Town Football Club, starting at 7.30pm.

Ten competitors from Dereham Runners Athletics Club took part in the Broadland Half Marathon on Sunday with Craig Bowen-Jones and Guzel Sari engaging in a fast, but friendly, private race that saw the two runners finish in 1:27.13 and 1:28.18.


Kimberley Morrison, a 29-year-old Tri-Anglia member, finished second at Ironman 70.3 in Buenos Aires, missing out on retaining her crown after a close battle with eventual winner Hayley Chura.


Five Dereham Juniors travelled to Leicestershire to compete in the CAU Inter Counties Cross-Country Championships which was held in the grounds of Prestwold Hall in Loughborough.


Fakenham Town will face King’s Lynn Town at Carrow Road in this season’s Norfolk Senior Cup final, after beating Harleston on penalties, despite playing with 10 men for over an hour.

Ashley Jarvis

Fakenham Town drew 2-2 away against Hadleigh United on Saturday afternoon, a result which saw Wayne Anderson’s Ghosts drop down to 14th position in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division table.

Wayne Anderson

Confidence is flying high for Harleston Town as they aim to seal their place in the club’s first Norfolk Senior Cup final tonight – and extend their 11-game winning streak.

Wayne Anderson

Both Mattishall and Long Stratton are going to survive and stay in the Premier Division of the Anglian Combination as the season is now in its final stages but it was the home side who took Saturday’s three points.

Wells Town’s 14-match unbeaten league run came to an abrupt end on Saturday when they lost 2-0 to visitors Martham at Beach Road. It was a chance to go second in the league, however, the team must pick itself up to move on to the next match.

The Barnes Print Central and South Norfolk League’s Ben Smith Memorial Cup Final will be between Dereham Taverners and Tacolneston, neither of whom have won the competition before.

Dereham Ladies finally found the back of the net with a 5-2 win over Colchester Ladies.

Twenty-six North Norfolk Beach Runners were among the 360 who ran the Broadland Half Marathon on Sunday.

Fakenham travelled for an Eastern Counties Division Two North game knowing a win would ensure the league title and a draw leaving an exceptionally small mathematical opportunity for Diss, who had a home walk-over against Dereham.

Tom Bane-Young

Norfolk’s professional women’s triathlon star Kimberley Morrison secured a podium place in Argentina at the weekend.

Kimberley Morrison

Norfolk triathlete Kimberley Morrison returns to the scene of her maiden professional triumph this weekend.


The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – kicks off its 2017 season in style.


When Liam Walsh takes to the ring to contest the world boxing title it will be the fulfilment of a life long dream.


After a week’s layoff, Fakenham entertained West Norfolk 2nds at the weekend in EC2 North and ran away with an impressive 64-17 success.

Lloyd Marshall

Cup fever is hotting up in Fakenham ahead of next week’s Norfolk Senior Cup semi-final.

Tommy Rix

Results were as miserable as the weather for three Norfolk teams on Premier Division duty.

Joe Jackson

It was a day of mixed emotions for runners at one of the biggest fundraising races in north Norfolk at the weekend.

Dan Zelos is approaching his second season in the Renault UK Clio Cup in optimistic mood, after signing up to contest the single-make, ITV4-televised British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) feeder series with WDE Motorsport.


Mollie Patterson picked up some good victories as she performed on the international stage at the Swedish Youth Open.


A schoolgirl from north Norfolk is reaping the rewards of specialist coaching sessions.

Gresham's School

Turner in a hurry in county championships

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Dereham Runners were among 517 athletes in the Norfolk County Championships Valentine 10k race at Easton.

Norfolk County

Late goal denies an Evergreens victory

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Evergreens visited the league leaders Norwich City V in their Empresa League Division Two game and managed a 1-1 draw.

Norwich City

Wells travelled to Mattishall on Saturday to take on Mattishall Reserves in Anglian Combination Division Two, on a very heavy pitch but managed a 3-0 success.

Leaders fall to first league defeat

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Barnes Print Central and South Norfolk League Division One leaders Tacolneston fell to their first league defeat of the season in going down 1-0 to third-placed Morley Village.

Fakenham Town booked their place in the last four of the Norfolk Senior Cup after beating Diss Town 2-1 in a replayed quarter-final last night.

George Abbott

Fakenham travelled to Norwich seconds intent on keeping their run of winning results going but realising that Norwich had beaten second-placed Diss earlier in the season. A fine display saw Fakenham home 5-50.

Tom Bane-Young

Wells played host to Poringland Wanderers on Wednesday night in what can only be described as horrendous conditions at Beach Road where they won 2-0.

The smile on the face of owner and trainer Pam Sly said it all after her mare Bonnet’s Vino won the novice chase at Fakenham yesterday.

Fakenham Town have issued a strongly worded statement criticising the Norfolk FA after being ordered to replay their Senior Cup quarter-final against Diss Town.

Diss Town

After having its last two scheduled meetings abandoned due to bad weather, Fakenham racecourse is all set to welcome a bumper half-term crowd today for a seven-race card, starting at 1.30pm.

David Hunter

The draw was made for the semi-finals of the Norfolk Junior Cup last night, with four clubs now just one win away from a potential appearance at Carrow Road.

Norfolk triathlete Kimberley Morrison set a new women’s course record for the cycle leg at Ironman 70.3 Dubai.

Kimberley Morrison

Over 300 young runners from nine schools took part in the East and North Norfolk Cross-Country Championships held at North Walsham High School, with teams from Aylsham High School and Reepham High Schools each winning three of the six races.

Runners are being invited to line up for one of the county’s best and toughest races.

Tomorrow’s race meet at Fakenham has been abandoned.

David Hunter

Fakenham’s traditional New Year’s Day meeting takes place at the north Norfolk course tomorrow (Sunday) with six races, starting at 12.45pm and with the finale off at 3.35pm and as always, a large holiday crowd is anticipated.

David Hunter

Trainer Neil Mulholland has a fine record at Fakenham and he looks to have three good chances of adding to his tally at the north Norfolk jumps track tomorrow.

The Anglian Combination and Thurlow Nunn Leagues are guaranteed representation in the last four of the Norfolk Senior Cup after the quarter-final draw was made.

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