1st xv vs Towcestrians
End of a tough season for the 1st xv, time to rebuild & recruit for next season.
SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.
TOWCESTRIANS 74pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 9pts
Swanage & Wareham ended their season with their furthest away trip to Towcestrians, close to Northampton. Towcestrians had won the league and Swans were relegated so a difficult game was expected.
In the first few minutes Swans made ground into the Towcester 22 and won a penalty just outside and Phil Graves slotted it over after 3 minutes. Almost immediately Towcestrians scored with an overlap as their full back scored out wide after 8 minutes(5pts – 3pts). Swans were playing well in the first 20 minutes, keeping the ball in the forwards, and won a penalty outside of theTowcestrians 22, which once again Phil Graves converted(5pts – 6pts) after 22 minutes. From there on once the ball was won by the Towcestrians three – quarters their line speed and power told. By the 36th minute the hosts had added three more tries to take the score to 31pts – 6pts before on the stroke of half time a third penalty goal by Phil Graves took the half time score to Towcestrians 31pts Swans 9pts.
In the second half it was mostly Towcestrians on the attack, realising Swans defence frailities the Towcestrians ran in a series of tries which Swans could not contain, mostly scored by the Towcestrians three-quarters. By the 50th minutes the score was 50pts – 9pts, and by the end of the match Towcestrians had advanced to 74pts – 9pts.
Swans team:- A.Smith, P.Adkins(M.Spencer 44), A.Parry, D.Elford, C.Young, P.Graves, , C.Tomes, J.Sheldrake, R.Elford, Z.Wyburgh, D.Collins, O.Andrews(N.Audley 40), T.Ford, R.Harwood, K.Jones.
GAME NEXT WEEK
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v Bournemouth 3rd XV D/W 3rd team Cup Final 2.30p.m.
To played at Turlin Moor (Poole RFC) ground.
RON BUTLER(Publicity Secretary)