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1st XV - Match centre

Newbury Blues
Swanage & Wareham
Sat 9 Jan 14:15 - South West Divsion - South West 1 East Full time

Match Report

1st xv vs Newbury Blues

SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.

NEWBURY BLUES 67pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 7pts

​Swanage & Wareham travelled to Newbury last Saturday, with a weakened team due to holidays and unavailabilities, and it showed in the final result. The game was played in atrocious conditions as Newbury’s 1st pitch was waterlogged and it poured with rain for all the game.
​After 4 minutes Swans hooker Chris Tomes was yellow carded for a deliberate knock on, and from the resulting penalty a catch/drive move enabled the hosts to score a try out wide. On 12 minutes Newbury added a second try, but from then on Swans put up a valiant period of play until a series of penalties to Newbury put them in Swans 22 resulting in a try after 30 minutes. 17pts – nil at the interval.
​The second half for Swans started disastrously for Swans as Newbury ran in two tries in the first five minutes to take the score to 31pts – nil. However after a penalty to Swans after 50 minutes, a series of pick/drive moves enabled prop forward Gary Smith to force his way over the try line. Phil Graves added the conversion. 31pts – 7pts. From there on it was all downhill for Swans, as Newbury continued to press forward. Whenever the hosts scored the ball went back to Newbury’s forwards from the restarts, who powered over Swans defence. Newbury scored a series of tries towards the end of the half resulting in a 67pts – 7pts defeat for Swans.
Swans team:-D.Elford, P.Adkins, M.Roberts, P.Graves, C.Young, S.Brett, B.Dennett, J.Sheldrake, C.Tomes, G.Smith(Z.Wyburgh 18), O.Andrews, J.Hogg, W.Corsie, T.Ford, R.Harwood, K.Jones.

OTHER RESULTS
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 0pts Frome 2nd XV 27pts D/W1(S)
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV 17pts Salisbury 3rd XV 27pts

GAMES NEXT WEEK 16 January 2016
Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v. Swindon league SW1​​Home​​2.15 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. Warminster D/W1(S)​​Away​​2.15 p.m.


RON BUTLER(Publicity Secretary)

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Trowbridge 4 11
7. Frome 4 11
8. Swindon College Old Boys 4 8
9. Walcot 4 6
10. Blandford 4 5
11. Yeovil 4 2
12. Swanage & Wareham 4 0

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