1st xv vs Trowbridge
SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.
SWANAGE & WAREHAM 10pts TROWBRIDGE 24pts
In the only game to be played in Southern Counties league last Saturday, Swans had a difficult game against third in the table Trowbridge.
In the opening ten minutes Trowbridge were on the offensive, and after 12 minutes a kick ahead through the Swans defence had a Trowbridge winger winning the race for the ball, and scoring a try half way out. This was converted (0- 7). Swans tried to reply but the visitors held sway and on 22 minutes Trowbridge added to their score with a penalty goal.(0 – 10). However 5 minutes later following a penalty to the visitors 5 metres line, a well worked move by Swans, saw no.8 Kirk Jones powering over the try line. Phil Graves added the extras(7 – 10). A penalty to Trowbridge was kicked to the Swans’ 5 metres line, and with a catch/drive move Trowbridge landed another converted try.(7 – 17). In the last minute of the half swans were awarded another penalty which Phil Graves converted. Half time Swans 10pts Trowbridge 17pts.
The second half was much more evenly contested with both sides coming close to scoring, but both defences held firm. However with 55 minutes gone a break by Trowbridge down the right, had the fly half cross kicking the ball to the left side of the field, and the winger won the chase for the ball. This was converted (10pts – 24pts). In the last quarter Swans tried to reduce the arrears but the visitors held out so Swans had to concede defeat to Trowbridge.
Swans team,A.Smith(J.Warren 40), K.Barton, I. Romanillos, D.Elford, A.Parry, P.Graves, C.Tomes, J.Sheldrake, R.Elford, Z.Wyburgh(N.Audley 50), H.Oliver, D.Collins, J.Desmond,I Ratuqalovi, K.Jones, G.Smith.
GAMES NEXT WEEK
Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v. Walcot league SCSAway2.15 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. Bournemouth 3Home2.15 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v. New Milton 3Home2.15 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham are attempting to organise a Ladies Team, and are hoping to interest some girls and ladies from the area. They have a nucleus of ladies and girls who are interested and hope to increase the squad. The U18 and U15 meet at the clubhouse on a Tuesday evening at 6.30 – 8 30 p.m. and the Ladies team meet on a Wednesday evening at the same time. So come on girls and ladies, if you are active and would like a pleasant social occasion, come down on a Tuesday or a Wednesday evening.
RON BUTLER (Publicity Secretary)