2nd xv vs North Dorset Cup Semi Final
SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.
SWANAGE & WAREHAM 2nd XV 20pts NORTH DORSET 2nd XV 24pts.
With Swans 1st XV having a rest before the next phase of the season commences it was Swans 2nd XV who took the stage in this 2nd XV Cup game against North Dorset 2nd XV.
Swans were first on the scoreboard as after just 5 minutes after a catch/drive move, followed a a few phases prop forward Harry Bocio forced his way over the line. Lee Hardy added the extras. However three minutes later North Dorset levelled the score with a converted try of their own. Swans came back 5 minutes later as the visitors gave away a penalty which Lee Hardy converted(10pts – 7pts).For the rest of the half it was a titanic battle mostly in mid field, but both teams came close to scoring.
At the start of the 2nd half North Dorset levelled the scores with a penalty goal, but on 46 minutes a drive over a scrum on the visitors line had Al Smith diving over the line. Hardy added the conversion giving Swans a 17pts – 10pts lead. However almost from the restart the North Dorset full back cut through the Swans defence making 60 metres without any Swans players tackling him to score close to the posts. The try was converted levelling the scores at 17pts all. Half way through the half Lee Hardy added another penalty goal to take Swans to 20pts. With 67 minutes gone a quickly taken tap penalty by the visitors had them going over for a try which was converted giving North Dorset the lead for the first time at 20pts – 24pts. Try as they may Swans could not score any more and North Dorset 2nd XV go on to the final.
In the 3rd XV Cup Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV lost out to North Dorset 3rd XV
GAMES NEXT WEEK 14th JANUARY
Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v. Frome league SCSAway2.15 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. Oakmeadians league D/W1(S)Home2.15 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v Weymouth & P league D/W3(S)Home2.15 p.m.
RON BUTLER(Publicity Secretary)