Cup boost for Fakenham rugby

Playing a forwards' game from the kick-off allowed Fakenham to win last Saturday's cup game 17-3 against Norwich Medics first team.The first points on the board came from Sperring, scoring a good try when the Medics made a mistake in their try area, which left him with time to scoop the ball and score.

Playing a forwards' game from the kick-off allowed Fakenham to win last Saturday's cup game

17-3 against Norwich Medics first team.

The first points on the board came from Sperring, scoring a good try when the Medics made a mistake in their try area, which left him with time to scoop the ball and score.

The second try came from Strong, playing on the back row at No 8, from a five-metre scrum from the Medics try line.


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After the game, first team captain Bob Sayer commented: “Every player deserved the result today. We played well, and having the heavier pack let us win the day.

“Even though nearly the whole pitch was covered in three inches of mud, possibly being the heaviest and wettest pitch in Norfolk, we still came through.

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“Congratulations to everyone who made the effort and keep building on these results for the rest of the season.”

The next cup game will be against UEA Trojans on their pitch for a semi-final place in the Norfolk Cup.

Fakenham RUFC is sponsored by G and R Building Maintenance, Wrights Transport and Rugbywarehouse.co.uk

Chelmsford 50, Fakenham Foxes 0

Foxes travelled to league leaders Chelmsford in the South Eastern Division Three.

This was just the second game of the new year for the Fakenham club's women's side after previously playing Lakenham Hewett in a friendly.

With the team depleted to 13, due to injuries and unavailability, players were put in unfamiliar positions.

The game started with pressure from the Foxes and the league leaders found themselves camped in their own half for the first 10 minutes. Chelmsford woke up and scored a try, running it through their backs.

However, with Foxes playing with nine forwards - two of which were playing in the backs - the team made good use of the rucks and mauls, only narrowly missing out on a score.

Chelmsford scored a second try just before half-time to make it 12-0.

In the second half, Chelmsford made several changes and the fresh legs soon added to their score as the speedy wingers capitalised on the Foxes' inexperience in the backs.

All in all, it was a spirited performance by the Foxes as they look to bounce back to winning ways on Sunday when they entertain Peterborough at Fakenham kicking off at 2.30pm.

Any player wishing to play rugby can find out more information at www.fakenhamrugby.com

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