Local Fakenham and Wells Sport

Wells Town hosted top-of-the-table and unbeaten Easton at Beach Road and with several changes to the playing squad and the managers going for a very youthful look to the team.

Wells Town

Fakenham Town gave a good account of themselves in front of a big crowd on Saturday before becoming the latest side to lose to runaway Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division leaders Felixstowe and Walton.

Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division

Fakenham cycling club East Coast Riders attracted an entry of over 250 to their cyclo-cross races on Hempton Common.

Barnes Print Central and South Norfolk League Division One leaders Longham visited previously unbeaten Watton Reserves and won 4-2.


Hindringham entertained bottom-of-the-league Cromer Town who could only field 10 players due to some late call-offs.

Cromer Town

Emotions were running high after 13-year-old Occasionally Yours won the opening hurdle race at Fakenham.

Champion jockey Richard Johnson, who on Sunday notched up yet another century of winners in a season, looks to have a chance of adding to his tally at Fakenham’s third meeting of the season on Tuesday afternoon.

Nicky Henderson

Fakenham came into this game expecting a tough encounter, Norwich Union being the only team to have put any significant points past them so far this season.

Lloyd Marshall

Hindringham welcomed Scole to the Elms looking to continue recent form.

The second round of group matches in the Co-Dunkall Junior League Cup meant there were no matches in Division One of the Central & South Norfolk League.

Caretaker Fakenham Town manager Alex Walpole heaped praise on the character shown by his side following the club’s 2-2 draw with Kirkley and Pakefield on Tuesday.

Ricky Claxton

Boost for young bowlers at Fakenham

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Youngsters at a Fakenham indoor bowling club are on a roll after receiving a donation from UK Power Networks.

UK Power Networks

Youngsters at a Fakenham indoor club are on a roll after receiving a donation from UK Power Networks.

UK Power Networks

Fakenham Town have unveiled a new backroom team to take the club forward - but there is still no sign of a permanent boss being brought in.

Robbie Harris

Fakenham CC preparing for annual meeting

Thursday, November 9, 2017

There will be an opportunity to reflect on a disappointing season for Fakenham Cricket Club next week.

East Anglian Premier League

Fakenham travelled to Great Yarmouth-Broadland with five changes from the previous week’s team but still in good spirits, having won seven from seven.


Barnes Print Central & South Norfolk League Division One leaders Longham maintain their 100pc record with a 4-2 home win over Hethersett Athletic OB and extended their lead to nine points.

Fakenham Town suffered a second successive 4-0 defeat on Tuesday evening as they were well beaten by Great Yarmouth Town.

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 – reviews the 2017 Mexico Formula 1 Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton’s drivers’ title win, the latest F1 news and looks ahead to Brazil.

Lewis Hamilton

Fakenham Town recorded an excellent 1-0 win at Emerald Park on Friday evening to condemn Stewart Larter to his fourth defeat in four games since becoming Gorleston boss.

Kyle Plumb

Sunday’s Bakers and Larners Holt 10k, organised by North Norfolk Beach Runners, attracted a full complement of 450 entries.

Fakenham Town bowed out of Thurlow Nunn League Cup at Clipbush Park on Tuesday night after losing a penalty shoot-out to visitors King’s Lynn Reserves.

Brandon Town

Another bonus point win for Fakenham gave them a clean sweep of beating all of the teams in Eastern Counties One North with bonus points.

Lloyd Marshall

Dereham Runners AC vice chairman Jonathan Burton rose magnificently to the challenge of the A100 ultra race, covering 100 tough trail miles in just over 27 hours of continuous running.

Gresham's School

Trainer Neil King and stable jockey Trevor Whelan stole the honours with a dramatic double at Fakenham’s second meeting of the jump racing season.


Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies, who grabbed a terrific hat-trick at Cheltenham on Saturday, has an early chance of a double when Fakenham stages its second meeting of the new season this afternoon.

Bradenham Wanderers got back to winning ways in the Premier Division of the Anglian Combination with a hard-fought away victory on Saturday.

Ross Brewster

Fakenham hosted a strong Swaffham side on a windy Saturday afternoon.


Longham consolidated their position at the top of Division One of the Barnes Print Central and South Norfolk League, coming from 2-1 down to beat Dereham Taverners 3-2.

Fakenham Town put their troubles behind them in dramatic fashion on Saturday by scoring an injury-time goal to record only their second win of the season.

Kyle Plumb

Gina Andrews, who at 16 rode her first winner for trainer Pam Sly, landed the feature race on Fakenham’s opening day of the season for the Peterborough-based trainer.


Fakenham have begun sorting out the mess at Clipbush Park.

Thurlow Nunn Premier Division

Trainer Dan Skelton is looking to scoop up the prize money on offer when Fakenham racecourse starts its 2017/18 National Hunt season with a six-race card today.

Seven North Norfolk Beach Runner veterans were among the 701 who ran the East Coast 10k at Yarmouth.

Fakenham Town returned to Thurlow Nunn Premier Division action at Ely City on Tuesday night - and gave their hosts a decent game before going down 3-0.

Fakenham Golf Club hosted the annual Norfolk Nine Hole Club Alliance Challenge Cup.


Wells Town slipped to a disappointing 5-1 defeat at top-of-the-table Easton who were clinical in front of goal.

Ross Brewster

Big away win for Dereham Taverners

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Barnes Print Central & South Norfolk League programme was dominated by the opening matches in the three league cup competitions.


Fakenham bowed out of the Norfolk Intermediate Cup at West Norfolk, losing 34-33 after being forced to play the entire second period with 14 men because of injuries.

Brett Stolworthy

More than 80 runners have been initially declared for the opening National Hunt Racing meeting of the season at Fakenham on Friday.

Nicky Henderson

Fakenham Town return to league action at Ely City this evening – a week after calling off their home clash with Great Yarmouth at short notice.

Thurlow Nunn Premier Division

Alex Walpole went from coaching Fakenham Town’s Under-12s to managing the first team on Saturday as the Ghosts got back to the job of playing football.

Fakenham Town will be hoping to put one of the darkest days in the club’s 133-year history behind them today – by playing a game of football.

Wayne Anderson

Fakenham Town appear to be a club in turmoil after Tuesday’s home match with Great Yarmouth was called off at short notice, with the players apparently refusing to fulfil the fixture.

Ely City

Fakenham visited Norwich Medics for their fifth game of the season in Eastern Counties One North and came away with a fifth straight win.

Murray Tindall

Wells Town travelled to bottom of the table Caister Reserves at the weekend and had to be content with a share of the spoils.

Wells Town

Fakenham Town are a club in turmoil after a player mutiny forced the 11th hour postponement of their home match with Great Yarmouth.

Wayne Anderson

Wayne Anderson rescued Fakenham from relegation, led them to promotion and then a place in the Norfolk Senior Cup final at Carrow Road.

Wayne Anderson

Almost 20 years after he nearly died in a motorcycle crash, a Norfolk man has moved closer to achieving his dream of competing at the Paralympics after winning Great Britain’s first medal at the Invictus Games.


Non-league weekend came and went – and some will be glad to see the back of it.

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