Samuel Garner opened the scoring in a first half that was delayed by 25 minutes after their right back Stephen Harvey suffered a severe head injury.
While Fernando Vide’s second goal in as many games made sure Yarmouth were rewarded for a difficult defensive performance.
Two changes were made to the side that beat Long Melford at the weekend; Olly McCarthy replaced Callum Jones
in midfield while Johnny Jarvis
started in goal.
Fakenham created the first chance after five minutes as midfielder Samuel Garner was found with a through ball from Ben Boyce but the former rolled his shot wide. Minutes later Boyce rose highest to meet Jason Day’s cross but couldn’t turn the effort goal wards.
The game was temporarily stopped on ten minutes as the hosts’ right back Stephen Harvey suffered a severe head injury when challenging for a header.
After a 25 minute delay which saw a rapid responder called for, Harvey was aided as he walked off the pitch and was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
After the stoppage Olly McCarthy volleyed over after a good run and cross from Fernando Vide while for Fakenham Ben Boyce fired over from a throw and Lee Day headed over the bar after rising highest to meet a corner.
Ten minutes from half time Samuel Garner gave Fakenham a deserved lead. After good work on the right side Ben Boyce’s square ball allowed Garner to cut inside and curl his effort past Yarmouth keeper Johnny Jarvis
Jarvis was called into action twice in as many minutes just before half time as Ben Boyce’s weak chip was easily caught and the striker forced a top-class save from Jarvis after being found by ex-Yarmouth midfielder James Page
Fakenham hit the woodwork twice within the opening ten minutes of the second half, Ben Boyce rifled the post from outside the area while from a free kick ex-Yarmouth midfielder James Page
’s side-footed effort hit the inside of the post and rolled across the six yard box before being cleared.
Kyle Plumb saw his header cleared on the line after he rose highest from a corner and from the rebound Toby Harris hit the crossbar.
But an old saying came back to haunt Fakenham – if you don’t take your chances you will be punished – and Yarmouth duly dealt the punishment.
Ryan Pearson’s misplaced ball allowed Sim Lee to find Danny Scriven advanced on the right side, but his ball across the penalty area was a yard ahead of fellow substitute Neil Hurren
The reward for the hard defensive work came three minutes from time.
Another Fakenham mistake allowed Danny Scriven to find Mitch Forbes but after his low shot was parried, the ball fell kindly for Fernando Vide to tap-in from a yard for his second goal in as many matches.