1st xv vs Truro
SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.
SOUTHWEST CUP FINAL
SWANAGE & WAREHAM 10pts TRURO 46pts
Swanage & Wareham’s hope to travel to Twickenham were thwarted as they took on the Cornish team Truro in the final of the Southwest Cup last Saturday at Bestwall.
Swans started the game putting pressure on the Truro defence and after just six minutes from a penalty Swans full back Steve Woolley put Swans into a 3pts lead. However from a huge kick from Truro into Swans’ 22 was fumbled and from the resulting scrum Luke Tidball, Truro full back crossed the line. Ashley Hoskins, fly half added the conversion.(3pts – 7pts), after 20 minutes. Truro capitalised on the high kicks and 3 minutes later from another unforced error in the Swans 22, Ashley Hoskins added a second try for the visitors, which he converted.(3pts – 14pts).After half an hour Steve Woolley failed with another attempt at a conversion from a penalty, but missed. Four minutes from the break Truro added another try from out wide making the half time score Swans 3pts Truro 19pts.
Straight from the kick off, Swans knocked on in their own 22 and from the scrum Luke Tidball was on hand to take Truro’s score to 24pts. Swans were putting in a valiant performance but the heavier pack and speed of the visitors backs kept them on the defensive. On 56 minutes Truro added another converted try(3pts – 31pts) and as Swans were attacking the Truro line after 62 minutes fly half Ashley Hoskins intercepted and ran 90 metres to complete his hat trick of tries to put Truro 3pts – 38pts ahead. With 10 minutes to go Hoskins added another penalty goal. Swans managed a try after 75 minutes as replacement flank forward Erin Inglis crossed the line. Woolley added the conversion(10pts – 41pts). However there was time for Truro to score again, this time Hoskins added his fourth try of the afternoon, to leave the final score Swans 10pts Truro 46pts.
Swans team:- S.Woolley, K.Barton, A.Smith, I.Romanillos, A.Parry, D.Elford, C,Tomes, J.Sheldrake, R.Elford, N.Audley,D.Penney, D.Collins, H.Oliver, M.Roberts, K.Jones –replacements
Z.Wyburgh, G.Smith, E.Inglis, I Rataqalovi, D. Wright, I.Bobo, C.Young
GAMES NEXT WEEK 25th MARCH
Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v. Wimborne SCSHome3.00 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. Weymouth & P D/W1Home3.00 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v. Ellingham & R D/W3Home3.00 p.m.
RON BUTLER ( Publicity Secretary)