SWANS 20 HIGH WYCOMBE 32
Swanage & Wareham welcomed old friends to Bestwall last Saturday but a series of mistakes saw once again that Swans suffered another defeat....
Swanage & Wareham welcomed old friends to Bestwall last Saturday but a series of mistakes saw once again that Swans suffered another defeat.
It was pretty even in the first ten minutes, with High Wycombe scoring with a penalty by centre Cameron Baker after 4 minutes, with Swans kicker Phil Graves replying after ten minutes(3pts – 3pts). However on 14 minutes as Swans were spinning the ball along the three-quarters on the half way line Wycombe fly half Matt Wardle intercepted and ran in uncontested for a try under the posts. Baker converted(3pts – 10pts). Lots of mistakes were committed by both sides and a series of penalties were awarded, but on 35 minutes Swans were awarded one in kicking distance and Phil Graves duly converted. 6pts – 10pts. Swans appeared to have the upper hand, but in the last minute of the half yet another interception from Swans backs enabled High Wycombe to run in their second converted try. Half Time Swans 6pts Wycombe 17pts.
Baker put Wycombe further ahead with another penalty to lift the visitors score to 20 pts after 52 minutes, but ten minutes later, after a series of scrums close to Swans line, Wycombe pushed Swans back over their own line, with Wycombe No.8 Simon Hawkins claiming the try.(6pts – 25pts). Swans came back to secure a couple of penalties taking them into the Wycombe 22, and from a scrum the ball was fed out to Swans centre Matt Roberts who used his strength to score close to the posts after 69 minutes. Graves added the extras(13pts – 25pts). 6 minutes later as Wycombe had the ball outside Swans 22 lack of tackling by Swans enabled the visitors fly half Wardle to cut through Swans defence to score a try. Baker converted(13pts – 32pts). However in the last 5 minutes Swans were on the offensive and after a couple of phases the ball came out to Matt Roberts who crossed in the corner for his second try of the game. Graves converted to give the final score Swans 20pts High Wycombe 32pts.
Swans team:- A.Smith, A.Parry, M.Spencer, M.Roberts, P.Adkins(J.Evans 48), P.Graves, C.Tomes, J.Sheldrake, R.Elford, N.Audley(O.Andrews 48), D.Penney, J.Hogg, T.Ford, B.Dennett(R.Harwood 48), K.Jones