1st xv vs Devizes
SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.
DEVIZES 13pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 24pts.
Swanage & Wareham had to travel away to Devizes in their latest league fixture in Southern Counties. Swans started well, lost the advantage in the middle of the game, but came back at the end to add another bonus point victory to their league tally.
Swans were soon on the scoreboard, as after just four minutes, a scrum close to the Devizes line had prop forward Nick Audley forcing his way over the try line, for his first try of the season for Swans. A long kick ahead let Devizes into Swans 22, and a mistake by Swans resulted in a penalty which the home side kicked.( 3pts – 5pts). With twenty minutes elapsed, from a scrum on the Devizes 22, Swans’ fly half Jake Warren made a break and went in for a try close to the posts. Phil Graves converted. (3pts – 12pts). Devizes came back into the game for the last ten minutes of the half, and on 36 minutes the home team added another penalty to make the half time score 6pts – 12pts.
Devizes came out strongly in the second half, forcing Swans onto the defensive, and at one time they had a try disallowed as it was held up. However on 55 minutes they did score a try close to the posts to give the hosts the lead at 13pts – 12 pts. Swans then started to put more pressure on Devizes. A three-quarters break had Phil Graves running down the touchline, into the Devizes 22, passing the ball to right winger Callum Young who dived over in the corner. From the touchline Phil Graves slotted the conversion taking the score to 13pts – 19pts after 65 minutes. Swans maintained the pressure on the home sides defence and with three minutes to go, from a line out on the Devizes 5 metres line, Swans flanker Matt Roberts worked his way over the line to score Swans bonus point try giving them victory by 13pts – 24pts.
Swans team:- K.Barton, P.Adkins, D.Elford, P.Graves, C.Young, J.Warren, C.Tomes, N.Audley, R.Elford, Z.Wyburgh(G.Smith 42), D. Collins, D.Penney, T.Ford(K.Jones 63), M.Roberts, J. Desmond, M.Spencer.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 41pts Sherborne 2nd XV 10pts league D/W1(S)
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV 56pts Salisbury 4th XV 7pts league D/W3(S)
NEXT WEEKS FIXTURE
D/W CUP FINAL
SWANAGE & WAREHAM v. TROWBRIDGE
To be played at North Dorset ground in Gillingham
2.00 kick off
RON BUTLER(Publicity Secretary)