1st xv vs North Dorset
SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.
SWANAGE & WAREHAM 31pts NORTH DORSET 14pts.
Swanage & Wareham welcomed old friends from North Dorset to Bestwall last Saturday and continued their winning ways with a 31pts – 14pts victory which still leaves them leading Southern Counties league by three clear points over rivals Wimborne.
North Dorset had a couple of early penalties against Swans, but Swans survived the early pressure. As they advanced up the field, Swans secured a scrum 5 metres from the visitors goal line, the ball was passed out to Swans’ centre David Elford who dummied his way past the defence to score close to the posts. Phil Graves added the conversion after 11 minutes. Swans continued to dominate the scrums and after 18 minutes a scrum on the 22 which Swans won, the ball was passed out to winger Alex Parry who sliced through the defence to score close to the posts. Phil Graves added the extras. (14pts – nil). Another penalty to North Dorset set them up in the Swans 22, and from a line out the visitors scored a try. This was converted(14pts – 7pts) after 27 minutes. Swans continued to dominate the play, but it was not until the last minute of the half, that with a scrum on the North Dorset line that Swans pushed the opposition backwards over their own line, with Swans no. 8 Kirk Jones scoring his tenth try of the season. Phil Graves added the conversion to give Swans a 21pts – 7pts half time lead.
Swans continued to put the visitors under pressure, and it was just a matter of time before they scored again. Once again a penalty took Swans into the red zone, and from a scrum close to the North Dorset line, Swans pushed North Dorset backwards and Kirk Jones came up with the ball as Swans collected their bonus point try after 60 minutes. Six minutes later, and from a line out close to the North Dorset line, Swans second row forward Dan Collins crashed over the line to make the score Swans 31pts – North Dorset 7pts. With 5 minutes to go a North Dorset winger outflanked the Swans defence to run round under the posts for a converted try, making the final score Swans 31pts North Dorset 14 pts.
Swans team:- A.Smith, A.Parry, I. Romanillos, D.Elford, C.Young, P.Graves, C.Tomes, J.Sheldrake, R.Elford, N.Audley(Z.Wyburgh 46), D.Collins, H.Oliver, E.Inglis(J. Desmond 46),M.Roberts, J.Warren, K.Jones.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 22pts North Dorset 2nd XV 10pts league D/W 1(S)
January 1st Swanage & Wareham veterans v. Wimborne veterans 12.00 noon-ish
January 7th Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. North Dorset 2nd XV 2nd XV Cup Home2.00 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v. North Dorset 3rd XV 3rd XV Cup Away2.00 p.m.
January 14th Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v. Frome league SCSAway2.15 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. Oakmeadians league D/W1 Home2.15 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v. Weymouth & P league D/W3Home2.15 p.m.
RON BUTLER( Publicity Secretary)