Fakenham record emphatic win - but they can still be better

Norwich Union's man of the match against Beccles, Craig Dunbar, in full flight. Picture: Russ Clarke

Norwich Union's man of the match against Beccles, Craig Dunbar, in full flight. Picture: Russ Clarke - Credit: Archant

Fakenham saw off visitors Great Yarmouth & Broadland 61-0 although the scoreline doesn't tell the whole story.

The first half was dominated by Fakenham, with tries coming from Murray Tindall (2), Adam Lingwood, Henry Hepworth-Smith and Ian Williamson along with three conversions from Tom Bane Young.

Broadland regrouped at half-time and came out stronger while Fakenham took their foot off the pedal and lost their composure.

Sloppy handling along with white line fever meant the hosts were unable to increase their score for the next 25 minutes. Despite this their defence held firm and Broadland were unable to get close to the Fakenham line.

In the end Fakenham got back on track and ran in a further four tries through Tindall, Bane Young and Jordi Walker (2). Henry Hepworth-Smith was voted Norfolk Brewhouse man-of-the-match,


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Beccles came through a tough game against Norwich Union to record a second successive league success, with a late try helping them to a 19-12 win.

Union trailed 12-0 before unconverted tries from Simon Pitcher and Ben Bond-Webster pulled it back to 12-10 but it was Beccles who had the final say.

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Union coach Gareth Davis said: 'It was a pleasing performance and lessons have been learned.

'I now believe we can hope for more than mere competitiveness and give the established clubs a run.'

North Walsham Raiders had to battle hard against a well organised Swaffham side, overturning a 7-17 half-time deficit to run out 19-17 winners.

The tries came from Vilikesa Vurewa, Rob King and Mark McCall with Ted Morgan adding a conversion.

Walsham's resurrected third team, the Warriors fielding a young side several of whom were playing their first senior game, overwhelmed neighbours Holt III.

They ran in 14 tries through Nathan Gregory, Luke Duffy, Dec Sowter, Ben Wills (2), Keiron Staff (2), Will Minchin (2) and George Masdin (4), Minching adding 10 conversions.

Norwich Union Firebirds were beaten 62-0 at home by Dereham.

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