Swans 12 High Wycombe 44
SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.
HIGH WYCOMBE 44pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 12pts
Swans resumed their league fixtures with a visit to High Wycombe in Southwest One, but it turned out to be a chastening experience.
In the opening minute Swans were penalised, from the penalty Wycombe mounted a catch/drive move which Swans could not contain resulting in a converted try. Swans lost lock forward Dan Collins after 4 minutes with a shoulder injury, and had to adjust their forwards. A couple of penalties to Wycombe saw the score leap to 13pts – nil after 15 minutes. Swans were in the game but could not score and after 30 minutes a break by Wycombe down the wing resulted in a converted try, leaving the half time score High Wycombe 20pts Swanage & Wareham 0pts.
The second half started as the first, a penalty to Wycombe, a catch/drive move with a converted try being the result.(27pts – nil). On 50 minutes the referee issued a yellow card one to each side, which seemed to affect Swans adversely, with Wycombe adding a try in the corner. Swans then appeared to lose concentration and confidence with Wycombe running in two tries in the 62nd and 65th minute to put the home side 44pts – nil. However Swans rallied in the final ten minutes, putting the Wycombe defence under pressure. On 75 minutes Swans centre Matt Roberts burst through the home defence to score half way out. A conversion attempt by outside half Will Slack rebounded from the post.(44pts – 5pts). Swans continued to press the hosts’ line, and with the last play of the game Swans captain John Sheldrake touched down. Will Slack added the extras making the final score High Wycombe 44pts Swanage & Wareham 12pts.
Swans team:- P.Atkins, C.Young, M.Spencer, M.Roberts, A. Parry, W.Slack, C.Tomes, J.Sheldrake, R.Elford, Z.Wyburgh(N.Audley 46), J.Pilkington, D.Collins(R.Ayres 4), W.Corsie, T.Ford, K.Jones.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 23pts Oakmeadians 1st XV 19pts D/W1(S)
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV 36pts Dorchester 3rd XV 0pts
There are no fixtures on 31st October being the Final of the World Cup
Swans 1st XV v Windsor league SW1(East)Home 2.30 p.m.
Swans 2nd XV v. Sherborne 2nd XV league D/W1(S) Away 2.30 p.m.
Swans 3rd XV v Lytchett Minster 2nd XV D/W3(S) Away 2.30 p.m.
Swans 4th XV v Weymouth & Portland D/W4 Home 2.30 p.m.
RON BUTLER(Publicity Secretary)