Sheer perfection for Fakenham Rugby Club

Fakenham 25, Norwich III 5

Fakenham maintained their perfect start in Woodforde’s Norfolk Merit League Division Two with victory over Norwich III on Saturday.

Norwich played impressive rugby and started the better of the two sides taking a well earned lead 10 minutes into the game.

The game ebbed and flowed and Bane-Young scored a penalty to put Fakenham on the scoreboard four minutes later.

The skipper Bob Sayer drove hard for the line and forced himself in to score a try to make the score 8-5 at half-time in Fakenham’s favour.

In the second half Fakenham played some fantastic rugby, with backs and forwards running with real purpose forcing a five-metre scrum.

The scrum collapsed under pressure from the Fakenham pack and the referee awarded a penalty try to Fakenham.

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Richard Warren crossed the line after another concerted team effort to give Fakenham a 20-5 lead.

This was followed by some good passing play from the Fakenham forwards and Warren made the final pass for Ryan Thornhill to score his first try for the club.

This was a very entertaining game, with Norwich playing their role and giving Fakenham cause for concern at various stages of the match.

Man -of-the-match was Fakenham’s new prop Aaron Poysner.

In their previous match, Fakenham had romped to a 40-7 win at Lowestoft & Yarmouth II with tries from Josh Gee, Tim Syer, Howard, Colm Hunt and Josh Sperring.

After blooding a number of youngsters in that match, Sayer said: “It’s great to give these young guys a run in a winning side and it serves to encourage all of the other lads in the second team who aspire to first team rugby.

“I’m confident that with the training we’re currently doing this could turn out to be a great season for the club.”