Great start for new rugby team

PUBLISHED: 10:26 07 April 2011

Fakenham U14 39, Swaffham U14 17

RUGBY: Fakenham’s U14s had just five weeks of preparation before their first-ever game.

It didn’t show as Fakenham started very brightly, scoring an excellent try within the first 10 minutes.

Swaffham responded well, scoring a try. The two sides became deadlocked in a exciting, fast-paced game with outstanding running with ball in hand and crunching tackles.

Trading scores on the stroke of half-time Fakenham, were rewarded with a penalty which was superbly converted by George Bridges, making it 13-12.

In the second half Fakenham’s counter-rucking was tremendous. This won them the majority of possession and they pushed on to score four more tries to win comfortably.

Man-of-the-match was Jack Burton who showed desire and passion with support play that was phenomenal.

Coach Mark Allen was delighted, saying: “Their enthusiasm, commitment and improvement shows real promise for the remainder of the season.”

Training sessions are Thursday nights between 6.30 and 8.15pm, and new players are very welcome.

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