1st xv vs Leighton Buzzard
SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.
LEIGHTON BUZZARD 67pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 12pts
Swanage & Wareham travelled to Leighton Buzzard, in Bedfordshire, for one of the longest away trips in Southwest One.
From the start of the game, Swans were able to see off the Buzzards attack, but after 5 minutes Swans gave away a penalty from which the home side kicked the 3 points. Swans mounted a sustained attack but Leighton Buzzard managed to repel the pressure. From a scrum after fifteen minutes the hosts spread the ball out wide for a winger to score under the posts for a converted try.(10pts – nil). Once the Buzzards had noticed Swans weakness in the backs, they continued to put pressure on the visitors and scored three more tries before the half hour mark taking the score to 29pts – nil. Swans had a respite for five minutes, but once again another try in the corner took the score to 36pts – nil in the 38th minute. From the kick off Swans found themselves in the Buzzards 22, and after a couple of phases the ball went to Swans’ winger Karl Barton who squeezed over the try line to make the interval score Leighton Buzzard 36pts Swans 5pts.
There was no relief for Swans in the second period, from broken play the hosts scored an early try, and Leighton Buzzard continued to pile on the misery for Swans, scoring tries at regular interval up to the hour mark when the score was 60pts – 5 pts. Swans did their best but the hosts had the better three-quarters and with 5 minutes to go they completed the scoring with another converted try. From the restart Swans progressed into the Buzzards 22, and after a few phases, Swans hooker Robert Elford managed a score close to the posts, which centre Phil Graves converted, to make the final score 67pts – 12pts.
Swans team:-M.Spencer, A.Parry, D.Elford, P.Graves, K.Barton, S.Brett, C.Tomes, J.Sheldrake, R, Elford, N.Audley, J.Hogg, O.Andrews(Z. Wyburgh 40) T.Ford, B.Dennet, K.Jones.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 8pts Wimborne 2nd XV 36pts
There are no games scheduled for Easter weekend.
Games for 2nd April
Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v. Witney league SW1Home3.00 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v Bournemouth 2nd XV league D/W1Away3.00 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v. Dinton league D/W3 Home3.00 p.m.
RON BUTLER(Publicity Secretary)