1st xv Match Report
SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.
FROME 27pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 24pts.
Swanage and Wareham had to travel away to Frome in their latest Southern Counties clash, and following their defeat against Blandford, put in a much improved performance, only to be defeated with the last kick of the game.
A penalty in the first minute put Swans on the defensive, but one the other way relieved the pressure. From the line out centre Matt Roberts broke clear, passed outside to Stephen Woolley, who drew the defender, passed to winger Harry Spyers who scored a try in the corner after four minutes.( 0pts – 5pts). The hosts won a couple of penalties, put them into Swans 22, and from a line out and a couple of phases enabled the home side to level the scores after 16 minutes.(5pts each). Frome were in the ascendancy for the next five minutes and after 22 minutes a push over try was awarded.(12pts – 5pts). It was then Swans turn to put Frome on the defensive and after 25 minutes Swans were awarded a penalty which Woolley put over.(12pts – 8pts). Swans kept Frome on the defensive and after 34 minutes another penalty was given away by Frome and Woolley converted this one. Half Time Frome 12pts Swans 11pts.
It was a disastrous start to the second half as a kick by Frome took them into Swans 22 and from a scrum Frome powered over the line for a converted try. ( 19pts – 11 pts) after 43 minutes. 5 minutes later Woolley hit the posts with a penalty attempt which came out and a break and a couple of phases had Frome scoring another try from their forwards.(24pts – 11pts). Swans had a penalty which took them into the Frome 22 and from a catch/drive move the referee awarded Swans a penalty try after 55 minutes (24pts – 18pts). Swans were on the attack and two minutes later Stephen Woolley landed a drop goal to take Swans within, a score of Frome’s(24pts – 21pts). The play was even for the next ten minutes or so but another penalty was given away by Frome inside the 22 which Woolley put over.(24pts – 24pts) after 70 minutes. The hosts put Swans under pressure in the last five minutes, and a penalty attempt by Frome was missed. However Swans were penalised in the dying minute, but this time Frome landed the penalty goal and Swans lost out 27pts – 24pts.
Swans team:- K.Barton, W.Slack, A.Smith, M.Roberts, H.Spyers, S.Woolley, C.Tomes, Z.Wyburgh, J.Ovey, J.Scott(G.Smith 66) C.Joynt, A.Dicker(L.Smith 62) D.Penney, J. Large, J.Desmond.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 12pts Salisbury 2nd XV 48pts D/W1
Ellingham & Ringwood 3rd XV 38 Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV 17pts
GAMES NEXT WEEK
Swanage & Wareham are hosting two friendly games against touring sides next Friday 30th and Saturday
Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v. Marlborough SCSHome3.00p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v.Bournemouth 3rd XV D/W1Home3.00 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v. Fordingbridge 2nd XV D/W3Home3.00 p.m.
RON BUTLER(Publicity Secretary)