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Swanage & Wareham
Sat 28 Oct 15:00 - South West Division - Southern Counties South Full time

Match Report

1st xv vs Yeovil



​​Swans visited the Yeovil ground last Saturday, and after a titanic struggle, Swans once again were on the losing side by just a few points.
​​Swans were under pressure from the start, giving away three penalties in the first three minutes. The home team capitalised on these mistakes, and after 7 minutes a break down the right hand side of the pitch enabled Yeovil to score first.(7pts – 0pts). Swans regrouped and from a scrum on the Yeovil 22, Swans put the ball out along the three-quarters, and back again such that Swans no.8 Joe Desmond had an easy run into the corner after 17 minutes. (7pts – 5pts). Swans continued to give away penalties, and so were under pressure for much of the game, but the defence was secure until the 37th minute when Yeovil scored a try under the posts.(14pts – 5pts) at the interval.
​​After the restart Swans were in the Yeovil 22 for a few minutes, but a long kick ahead by the hosts had Swans scurrying back into their own 22 and from an attempted clearance kick the ball was charged down and Yeovil managed their third try.(19pts – 5pts) after 47 minutes. Swans were more into the game in the second half and after 57 minutes Swans’ flank forward Matt Roberts scored a try from a maul out wide.(19pts – 10pts). Swans were on top now and from a penalty to the corner a typical Swans catch/drive move had Swans’ hooker Robert Elford powering over the line out wide after 64 minutes.(19pts – 15pts). Three minutes later Swans took the lead as once again Matt Roberts found a gap in the Yeovil defence and scored close to the posts. Stephen Woolley converted giving Swans a 19pts – 22pts advantage. Unfortunately another penalty was given away by Swans pushing them back into their own 22 and with a series of phases Yeovil managed a try with 6 minutes to go, taking the score to 26pts – 22pts. Swans tried hard in the last five minutes, but once again infringed and Yeovil took the spoils, although Swans picked up two bonus points for four tries and being within 7 points of the victors.
Swans team:- A.Smith, T.Haw(W.Slack 60), F.Watkins, S.Woolley, L.Hardy, C.Parish, C.Tomes, N.Audley, R.Elford(J.Daniels 53), Z.Wyburgh(J.Scott 58), A.Dicker, A.Moore, C.McCaffrey, M.Roberts, J.Desmond.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 24pts New Milton 2nd XV 19pts D/W1
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV 29pts Poole 24pts D/W 3
Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v. Blandford SCS​​Home​​2.30 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. Wimborne 2nd XV D/W1​Away​​2.30 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v. Salisbury 4th XV D/W3​Home​​2.30 p.m.

RON BUTLER(Publicity Secretary)

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Frome 21 47
7. Yeovil 22 47
8. Devizes 22 45
9. Swindon College Old Boys 21 37
10. Walcot 22 37
11. Swanage & Wareham 22 36
12. Blandford 22 22

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