1st xv vs Trowbridge
SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.
SWANAGE & WAREHAM 0pts TROWBRIDGE 49pts
Swanage & Wareham welcomed Trowbridge to Bestwall in their latest Southern Counties league fixture last Saturday.
After an early move by Swans, a penalty kick just drifted wide of the mark which would have given Swans the lead. Swans continued to press ahead, but a break by Trowbridge after 7 minutes sent a warning to Swans. After 18 minutes another break down the left had Trowbridge scoring the first try of the afternoon which was converted. Almost from the restart the visitors collected the ball with their three-quarters outpacing the Swans defence to make the score 0pts – 14pts after 20minutes. Swans were trying hard and were pushing the Trowbridge defence back, but the visitors resisted Swans attempts to put points on the board. Trowbridge eventually cleared their lines and in the last minute of the first half scored their third converted try to bring the half time score to Swans 0pts Trowbridge 21pts.
Swans were not outclassed in open play, but whenever there was any turnovers Trowbridge seemed to be quicker to the ball. A penalty took Trowbridge down to Swans 5 metre line, and from a cinstatch/drive move the referee awarded a Penalty Try taking the score to 0pts – 28pts after 53 minutes. Swans could not get through the visitors defence despite several close drives on the Trowbridge lines. Once again a break away by Trowbridge led to their, fifth converted try, under the posts after 65 minutes. (0pts -35pts). Swans never gave up trying and it was only determined defence that Swans could not score. However in the last two minutes of the game Trowbridge put a gloss on their score by scoring 14points in those two minutes before the end of the game. 0pts – 49pts looked horrendous but Swans could look to what they did well in the game against well drilled opponents.
Swans team:-S.Woolley, T.Haw, F.Watkins, D.Elford(J.Daniels 32), L.Hardy, J.Warren(P.Graves 14), C.Tomes, N.Audley, J.Daniels, Z.Wyburgh, J.Scott, A.Dicker, J.Ovey, M.Roberts, K. Jones.
Dorchester 1st XV 62pts Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 0pts
GAMES NEXT WEEK- 7th October
Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v. Walcot (SCS)Away3.00 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. Dorset Dockers(DW1)Home3.00 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v. Lytchett Minster 2nd (DW3) Home3.00 p.m.
Swans are running a coach to Walcot next Saturday. Any spectators are all very welcome to come on this trip. The coach is leaving the club house at 11.00 a.m.
RON BUTLER(Publicity Secretary)