Swans vs Windsor
SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.
SWANAGE & WAREHAM 15pts WINDSOR 23pts
Swanage & Wareham entertained fourth placed Windsor to Bestwall last Saturday, and after a slow start to the game, Swans acquitted themselves in the second half, but unfortunately succumbed to their seventh defeat in league Southwest One.
Swans gave away a couple of penalties in the first five minutes, and Windsor full back Chris Laidler potted the second of them to give the visitors a 3pts lead. Penalties against the hosts kept Windsor with the territorial advantage and after 14 minutes Laidler doubled Windsor lead. On 20 minutes a catch/drive move had Windsor going in for a converted try to increase their lead to 13pts. After 20 minutes Windsor added another converted try, taking the score to 0pts – 20pts to the visitors. Ten minutes later Swans were on the scoreboard thanks to a Phil Graves penalty, and on the stroke of half time as Swans were pushing forward, a catch/drive from the visitors’ five metre line had Swans skipper and prop forward, John Sheldrake going over for Swans’ first try. Half time Swans 8pts Windsor 20pts.
Early in the second half, Swans had the advantage, playing some good open rugby, putting the visitors under some pressure. From a high kick ahead over the Windsor goal line, after 54 minutes, had winger Alex Parry climbing high for the ball, catching it and landing over the try thus scoring the try. Phil Graves converted bringing to 15pts – 20 pts. For the rest of the half, Swans gave a good display, belying their place in the league, but with ten minutes to go, once again they gave away a penalty which Laidler put over, to give the visitors victory by 15 pts to 23pts.
Swans team:- C.Young, A.Parry, M.Spencer, F.Strange, K.Barton, P.Graves, C.Tomes, J.Sheldrake, R.Elford, N.Audley(Z.Wyburgh 44),J.Pilkington, W.Corsie(J.Scott 54), T.Ford(R.Ayres 66), B.Dennett, K.Jones.
Sherborne 2nd XV 57pts Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 7pts
Lytchett Minster 2nd XV 5pts Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV 3pts
Swanage & Wareham 4th XV 0pts Weymouth & Portland 2nd XV 17pts
GAMES NEXT WEEK 14th November
Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v Grove league SW1(East) Home2.30 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v Blandford league D/W1(S) Home2.30 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v. New Milton 3rd league D/W3(S) Home2.30 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 4th XV v. Wincanton league D/W4Away2.30 p.m.
RON BUTLER(Publicity Secretary)