Fakenham Rugby Club closing in on title success

Wymondham III 15, Fakenham 28

Fakenham are on the brink of claiming the Woodforde’s Norfolk Merit League Division Two title after Saturday’s victory at Wymondham.

The win left Fakenham three points clear of Lakenham Hewett going into the final round of matches, on Saturday week.

Fakenham travelled to Wymondham III with a slightly weakened squad and expecting a tough game. Wymondham did not disappoint with a forceful forwards display that tested the Fakenham pack.

Fakenham took 25 minutes to engineer an opening for their speedy winger Josh Gee to score the first try of the game which was converted by Joe Bane-Young.

Two minutes later Soul Phoenix broke a number of tackles to provide the second try of the game with Bane-Young adding the conversion.

Wymondham forced their way back into the game just before half-time with a well worked move and drive from a line-out to score a try wide out which was not converted. At half-time Fakenham led 14-5.

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After the break Fakenham turned possession over from Wymondham and moved the ball quickly, feeding Colm Hunt who forced his way through two tackles to score under the posts, with Bane-Young adding the extra two points.

A solo try under the posts saw the hosts reduce the deficit but the conversion was missed to make it 21-10.

Gee retrieved a bouncing ball to scorch down the wings before beating the full-back to score his second try which was converted.

Wymondham again rallied and scored another try, but Fakenham held on to move a step closer to the title.