1st xv vs Salisbury
SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.
SALISBURY 31pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 3pts
In their latest game in Southwest 1(East) Swanage & Wareham had to travel to second placed in the league table Salisbury, last Saturday.
Swans had the best of the play in the opening minutes of the first half, putting the Salisbury pack on the defensive, but after a series of attempts at catch/drive moves by the visitors the Salisbury defence was up to the task in repelling all Swans efforts. Although Salisbury tried to escape from their 22, several knocks – on prevented them from doing so, and Swans kept up the pressure in the first 20 minutes. However in a the next ten minutes the hosts worked their way out, and as Swans gave away couple of penalties Salisbury progressed into Swans 22.Following a move along the three-quarters, the home side scored a converted try after 30 minutes. In the final ten minutes of the half, once again Swans took the play into the hosts territory, but Salisbury resisted leaving the half time score Salisbury 7pts Swanage & Wareham 0pts.
Salisbury immediately put Swans under early pressure in the second half, and after a penalty to Salisbury, a home break away, after 47 minutes, had Salisbury doubling their score to 14pts – 0 pts. After 55 minutes, Salisbury hooker ploughed his way past the Swans defence to put the home side 19pts – 0pts in the lead. On the hour mark as Swans received a penalty inside the Salisbury 22, Fly half Phil Graves slotted the conversion to at least to give Swans a score. 19pts – 3pts did not seem a bad score from Swans point of view, but they did not reckon with the Salisbury hooker, who in the last five minutes forced his way over the Swans line twice, to record a hat trick of tries for him, and taking the score to 31pts – 3pts a score that did not reflect the way that Swans had played for most of the game.
Swans team:- M.Spencer, A.Parry, D.Elford,T.Stephens, C.Young, P.Graves, C.Tomes, J.Sheldrake, R.Elford, N.Audley(Z.Wyburgh 47), W.Corsie, J.Hogg, T.Ford,B.Dennett, J.Scott
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 10pts Lytchett Minster 1st XV 40pts D/W1(S)
Wimborne 3rd XV 24pts Swanage & Wareham 10pts D/W3(S)
GAMES NEXT WEEK 28th November
Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v. Leighton Buzzard league SW1(East) Home2.15 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v Royal Wootton Bassett CupAway2.15 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v Devizes CupHome2 .15 p.m.
RON BUTLER(Publicity Secretary)