1st xv Match Report vs Wimborne Cup
Swans secured a place in the Dorset & Wilts 1st xv Cup Final by winning away to Wimborne. The final will be played on November 12th, location & kick off time TBA
SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.
WIMBORNE 11pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 17pts
Swanage & Wareham went to Leigh Park in this Dorset/Wilts Cup Semi- Final and comfortably progressed to the Final against Trowbridge which will be played on the 12th November on a neutral ground.
Wimborne started strongly for the first five minutes, putting pressure on the Swans defence, before Swans flanker Matt Roberts broke clear to the half way line. A penalty took Swans into the Wimborne 22, and with a catch/drive move followed by a few phases, Swans scrum half Chris Tomes crossed the whitewash. Phil Graves added the extras to put Swans 0pts – 7pts ahead after 11 minutes. Swans continued to press the Wimborne defence and five minutes later Phil Graves landed a penalty to increase Swans lead to ten points. Play was fairly even for most of the rest of the half, but a series of penalties to Wimborne resulted in a shot at goal which Tom Moysey after 36 minutes to give Swans a 10pts – 3pts half time lead.
Wimborne started strongly after the break, but Swans defence held firm, until a high tackle led to another goal attempt by Moysey to reduce Swans lead to 4 points after 55 minutes. From thereon it was nearly all Swans determining the pressure on the Wimborne pack, and after a series of scrums close to the Wimborne line, with Swans pushing the Wimborne pack backwards, the referee had no choice but to award Swans a penalty try. Phil Graves added the conversion to put Swans 17pts – 6pts ahead after 65 minutes. Although Swans continued to press they could score, and then in injury time a series of penalties took Wimborne deep into the Swans 22 and Wimborne crossed the Swans line. The conversion was missed, and the referee whistled to end the game.
Swans team:-K.Barton, D.Elford, P.Graves, P.Adkins, C.Young, J.Warren, C.Tomes, J.Sheldrake, R.Elford,Z.Wyburgh, D.Penney, D.Collins, T.Ford, M.Roberts,K.Jones, N. Audley,J.Desmond, B.Dennett, F.Watkins,I Burenivalu, A.Parry,A.Smith
GAMES NEXT WEEK 22nd October
Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v. Blandford league SCSAway3.00p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. Wimborne 2nd D/W1(S)Home3.00 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 3rdXV v Blandford 2nd D/W3(S)Home3.00 p.m.
RON BUTLER(Publicity Secretary)