1st xv vs Sherborne
SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.
SHERBORNE 22pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 6pts
For their first league game of the Swans had to travel to Sherborne. Although Swans put up a good show in the first half Sherborne dominated in the second period.
Playing with the wind in the first half, Swans were soon on the scoreboard, when from a scrum the ball came back to full back Stephen Woolley who dropped a goal which went over after hitting the crossbar after 4 minutes(0pts -3pts). A penalty was awarded to Sherborne after 10 minutes which they put within 5 metres of the Swans line and from the resulting line out the home side pushed the Swans pack backwards for a push over try. The conversion was missed(5pts – 3pts). 5 minutes later Stephen Woolley scored from 25 metres with a penalty to take Swans ahead at 5pts – 6pts. The rest of the half was evenly fought but Sherborne seemed to have the edge, but there was no more score before the interval.
After two minutes of the second half another push over try by the hosts put Sherborne 12pts – 6pts up . Swans countered with a series of attacks on the Sherborne defence, but the defence was secure. On 58 minutes Sherborne cleared their lines, and a break down the right had the hosts going in for a try in the corner on the hour mark.(17pts – 6pts). Much of the play was in the centre of the park, but a scrambled try after 77 minutes gave Sherborne their bonus point try making the score 22pts – 6pts which was the final score.
Swans team:- S.Woolley, T.Haw, H.Spiers, D.Elford, K.Barton, J.Warren, C.Tomes, N. Audley,J.Daniels, Z.Wyburgh, D.Collins, H.Oliver,J.Desmond, C. McCaffrey, K.Jones, J.Scott, D.Wright,A. Rushmore.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 20pts Weymouth & Portland 1st XV 13pts (D/W1S)
MATCHES NEXT WEEK
Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v. Swindon College Old Boys (SCS) Away 3.00p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. Bridport (D/W1S) Home 3.00 p.m.
RON BUTLER (Publicity Secretary)