1st xv vs Marlborough
SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.
MARLBOROUGH 0pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 15pts.
Swanage & Wareham travelled for the very first time to Marlborough in their latest Southern Counties fixture. On a foggy and in constant drizzle Swans managed to whitewash the team who at the start of the day were second in the league.
In what was pretty much a battle of the forwards, the first attempt to score was by the hosts, after 4 minutes, but the penalty kick drifted wide. Swans responded and five minutes later were rewarded with a penalty of their own, which full back Steve Woolley landed. The play was very much end to end, but eventually Swans seemed to be getting on top towards the end of the half, but there was no more score before the break. Half Time- Marlborough 0pts Swanage & Wareham 3pts.
From the start of the second half, a penalty to Swans took them into the Marlborough 22, but the catch/drive move ended with the hosts holding the ball up over the line. From the resulting 5 metre scrum Marlborough were penalised three times in the scrum, and the referee awarded Swans a Penalty Try under the posts. Steve Woolley added the conversion to put Swans 10pts – 0pts in the lead. With the weather getting steadily worse, Swans had the advantage in most of the play and most of the game took place inside the Marlborough half. After the hour mark, once again Swans were given a penalty which took them into the Marlborough 5 metre line. From a well –practised move, Swans no. 8 Kirk Jones used his skill to go in for a try in the corner.(0pts – 15pts). The rest of the game was mostly played in midfield, but towards the end of the match Marlborough put in a few moves, but Swans defence held firm giving Swans 4 league points, and keeping them top of the Southern Counties league.
Swans Team;- S.Woolley, C.Young, I. Romanillos, D.Elford, K.Barton, P.Graves, C.Tomes, N.Audley, R.Elford, J.Sheldrake, H.Oliver, D.Collins, E.Inglis, J.Large,K.Jones, Z.Wyburgh, A.Parry.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 15pts Lytchett Minster 8pts D/W1(S)
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV w/o Oakmeadians 3rd XV D/W3(S)
GAMES NEXT WEEK
Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v. North Dorset 1st XV league SCSHome2.00 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. North Dorset 2nd XV league D/W1(S)Home2.00 p.m.
RON BUTLER (Publicity Secretary)