Search

Rugby club's rallying call

PUBLISHED: 10:59 04 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:41 07 July 2010

Fakenham 13, UEA 53

Fakenham Rugby Club has been suffering from injuries, resulting in all sides being under-strength, but allowing players to progress up through the teams.

Fakenham 13, UEA 53

Fakenham Rugby Club has been suffering from injuries, resulting in all sides being under-strength, but allowing players to progress up through the teams.

They need as many players as possible to train on Tuesdays to build a strong team as they tackle staying in Eastern Counties One.

Stalwart Peter Colley came out of retirement to captain a young side with high hopes.

Fakenham started strongly with great disruptive presence from the forwards resulting with Sayer scoring from a well-formed ruck, soon followed by Warren breaking through to steal a spilt ball at a UEA line-out.

He was unstoppable from five yards. Both conversions were missed.

The UEA backs then capitalised on each Fakenham mistake, playing some expansive rugby to score wide on several occasions.

The second half saw a quick flurry of tries and conversions from the UEA, but Fakenham's young side upped their tackling game and started to make steady territorial ground, with strong running from Starman, only to be punished again for any mistakes.

Baine-Young made the most of a penalty chance. Second row Underwood made a 30-yard rampaging run, only to be cruelly brought back for a UEA infringement. Sayer was sin-binned in the last five minutes and the remaining 14 showed true heart.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Fakenham and Wells Times. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Fakenham and Wells Times