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Fakenham dine out on more success

PUBLISHED: 06:00 22 December 2011

AOT Engineering partners presenting the match ball to Fakenham first team captain Robert Sayer.

AOT Engineering partners presenting the match ball to Fakenham first team captain Robert Sayer.

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Fakeham 43, Wymondham III 3

Fakenham rugby club enjoyed a pre-match lunch at their recent fixture against Wymondham, with nearly 70 people attending.

The lunch was sponsored by AOT Engineering, the partners in the business are Richard Palmer a retired Fakenham player and Kevin.

The scoreline of the match would appear to suggest a very one-sided affair, but nothing was further from the truth. The Wymondham forwards gave Fakenham their toughest match so far with both teams having plenty of position and pressure.

The difference in the score was reflected by the speed of the Fakenham back and a well controlled game plan from man-of-the-match Carl Ryder, who played fly half.

Fakenham opened the scoring with a try from Josh Gee as his blistering pace beat the Wymondham defence to the ball. Ryder added the extra two points.

Wymondham responded with a penalty kick from a Fakenham infringement.

Fakenham showed a line-out move straight from the training ground, allowing Chris Glossop to secure another try which was converted. Gee then scored his second of the match and Ryder added the extras. The score at half-time stood at 21–3.

The second half saw Fakenham score four more tries from Gee, Dean Halfpenny, Howard Kellock and Tim Syer, while Ryder added one more successful kick.

Fakenham II 27 Swaffham II 0

This was a keenly fought contest between two sides who know each other well.

Fakenham had the upper hand in the forwards, having more experience, and Swaffham had the younger, fitter pack. Soul Phoenix made his debut for the second team having just joined Fakenham for the rest of the season and was part of a well equipped back row.

Fakenham’s try scorers were Glossop, Downing, Phoenix (2) and replacement Sayer, with one conversion from Howick.


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