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Crusaders 14 Fakenham 10: Narrow defeat for 13-man Fakenham

PUBLISHED: 09:49 01 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:57 01 October 2018

Fakenham clear their lines during Saturday's narrow defeat against Crusaders at Little Melton Picture: MIKE WYATT

Fakenham clear their lines during Saturday's narrow defeat against Crusaders at Little Melton Picture: MIKE WYATT

Mike Wyatt ABIPP

Fakenham suffered a narrow defeat at Little Melton after finishing the game with just 13 men.

Jack Powell-Thorne was red carded for an unsafe tackle early on but it was the visitors who took the lead through a Tom Bane-Young penalty.

At half-time the score remained the same, with Crusaders having had probably some 70 percent of possession but failing to take their chances.

The hosts finally scored a well deserved try 15 minutes into the second half through Lewis Kenworthy and Ryan Harris’ kick made it 7-3.

Fakenham responded well, piling on the pressure, and Bane-Young’s arm appeared from a mass of bodies to get a try which he duly converted.

Crusaders hit back and Harris ran in a try the short distance from the base of the scrum to score just before the whistle blew to win it, with the same player converting.

Bane-Young was red carded just before the whistle for indiscipline to complete a frustrating day for the visitors.


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