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1st XV - Match centre

Swanage & Wareham
Sat 16 Jan 14:15 - South West Divsion - South West 1 East Full time


Match Report


​​Swans welcomed Swindon to Bestwall last Saturday, and having come back from 19pts down in the middle of the game the heavier visitors pack told in the end with Swindon inflicting another defeat on the hosts.
​​In the first minute Swans were awarded a penalty, which Phil Graves just landed short, but as Swindon cleared the visitors’ backs moved the ball wide and after 4 minutes Swans were 5pts down as winger Jorden Sheppherd scored in the corner. Swans then put severe pressure on the Swindon defence for the next ten minutes but could not score. When Swindon broke clear the speed of their three-quarters outpaced the Swans defence and after 26 mimutes Sheppherd went in for his second try.(0pts – 12pts). Almost from the restart the heavier Swindon pack drove through Swans defence, to add another try in the 30th minute.(0pts – 19pts). With less than a minute to the interval a penalty to Swans took the hosts within 5 metres, and after a few phases the ball came to full back James Evans who scored a try in the corner for his first try for Swans.(5pts – 19pts) at the break.
​​Play was even for the start of the second half, but a penalty took Swans down into the Swindon 5 metres line, and after a series of pick/go moves the ball came back to Swans centre Matt Roberts who drove over the line in the corner after 50 minutes. 10pts – 19pts. Swans were on top for the next ten minutes or so, but a couple of penalties to Swindon took them into Swans 22 and from a drive the visitors pushed Swans’ scrum over the line for another try after 67 minutes (10pts – 26pts). 5 minutes later once again the line speed of Swindon outpaced the Swans defence and they scored a try in the corner to give them 31pts, and in the last minute Swindon scored a converted try to make the final score 10pts – 38pts.
Swans team:-J.Evans, A.Parry, M.Spencer, M.Roberts, P,Adkins(L.Price 54), P.Graves, C.Tomes, O.Andrew(G.Smith 40) J.Sheldrake, Z.Wyburgh, W.Corsie, J.Hogg, T.Ford(R.Harwood 14), B.Dennett, K.Jones.
Warminster 25pts Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 0pts league D/W1(S)

GAMES NEXT WEEK 23rd January 2016
Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v. Trowbridge league SW1(East)​​Away​2.15p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. North Dorset 2nd XV D/W1(S)​​Home 2.15 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v. Oakmeadians 2nd XV D/W3(S)​​Home 2.15 p.m.

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Frome 21 47
7. Yeovil 22 47
8. Devizes 22 45
9. Swindon College Old Boys 21 37
10. Walcot 22 37
11. Swanage & Wareham 22 36
12. Blandford 22 22

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