1st xv vs Sherborne
SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.
SWANAGE & WAREHAM 26pts SHERBORNE 29pts
Swanage & Wareham welcomed Sherborne to Bestwall in the final game of the 2016/17 league season in Southern Counties.
In a tense start to the game, several penalties were awarded to both sides, with no one capitalising in the opening fifteen minutes. However a penalty to Swans to the Sherborne 5 metres line just afterwards resulted in a Swans catch/drive move putting hooker Robert Elford over the line. Steve Woolley added the extras(7pts – nil). Almost from the restart a fumble by Sherborne on Swans 22 had Swans no. 8 Kirk Jones picking up the ball and ran the 80 metres to score out wide.(12pts – nil). Sherborne came back into the game, and just before the half hour mark a catch/drive on Swans 5 metres line had the visitors scoring a try. Right on the break, as Swans were pounding the Sherborne line, an interception by a visitor’s centre had him running the 90 metres to score a try in the corner. Half Time Swans 12pts Sherborne 10 pts.
Early in the second half, Swans had a penalty to the Sherborne 5 metres line, and after a couple of scrums which Sherborne brought down the referee awarded a Penalty Try to Swans. Steve Woolley added the conversion.(19pts – 10pts).On 55 minutes once again Swans were on the offensive, putting the ball into the Sherborne 5 metres line, and from another catch/drive move Swans prop forward Nick Audley was credited with the try. Woolley converted(26pts – 10pts). After 65 minutes a move by the visitors had Sherborne scoring a try in the corner to give them 15pts. As time elapsed Swans appeared to have won the game, but on 78 minutes Sherborne scored another try out wide which was converted(26pts – 22pts). In the last minute a mistake by Swans on half way, had the Sherborne right winger picking the ball up, racing down his wing, cutting inside to score under the posts. The try was converted.(26pts – 29pts). There was time to kick off again, but Swans could not score again so that was the score at full time.
Swans team:- A.Smith, R.Ferguson, I.Romanillos, D.Elford, I.Bobo, S.Woolley, C.Tomes, N.Audley, R.Elford, Z.Wyburgh, D.Penney, D.Collins, H.Oliver, M.Roberts, K.Jones. Replacements J.Warren, D.Wright, J.Sheldrake.
Dorchester 1st XV 31pts Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 16pts.
Dinton 36 pts Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV 5pts
RON BUTLER(Publicity Secretary)