Training pays off for Foxes

Fakenham Foxes 15, Peterborough 5

RUGBY: The last time the teams met the Foxes lost heavily. Determined not to let this happen again they had extra training with coach Rex Hargrave, who is making a big difference to the team.

The Foxes kicked off and applied early pressure, but Peterborough came straight back and the Foxes defended with strong tackles. Peterborough put the ball through the backs to score first.

Sarah Wheelhouse at No 10 kicked with precision and made ground for the Foxes, and Rebecca Sedgwick stole line-out ball to give the Foxes good advantage.

The Foxes set up a driving maul. Rachel Forrest and Mandy Warren rolled round to set up a ruck and the forwards crashed in again to allow Mandy Warren to pick up and drive over the line to score. Half-time: 5-5.

The Foxes took control of the game using new moves from set play, ensuring the right calls were made and executed. Katie Wheelhouse covered the No 12 well and all the backs communicated throughout.

The Foxes won a line-out and the ball went from the backs to the forwards to recycle twice for Emily Park to pick up and dive over to put the Foxes in the lead. Peterborough came back with strength but the Foxes’ solid tackling prevented them breaking the defence.

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The Foxes’ powerful scrumming and great hooking from Sian Jedrzejewski allowed No 8 to pick up and crash ball to give the backs space to ship though hands for Hannah White to score.

Peterborough were awarded a scrum near the Foxes’ try line but the Foxes had it covered and Elizabeth Groom put a diving tackle in to push them into touch. Kym Kendle covered the wing and made crucial tackles all game and Amber Wadlow had an excellent game at No 9.

A well deserved win for the Foxes who put out a solid team performance.

The Foxes thanked their match sponsor Kendle Beef.