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Swanage & Wareham
Sat 26 Nov 14:15 - South West Division - Southern Counties South Full time

Match Report

1st xv vs Wimborne



​​Swanage & Wareham travelled to Wimborne for this local derby game, and found that the hosts had improved since the cup semi-final six weeks ago, and the visitors suffered their fist defeat of the season.
​​Swans had the fist attempt at scoring points but full back Steve Woolley missed with a penalty after two minutes. 5 minutes later a charge down by Wimborne in the Swans 22, the ball was kicked through and the hosts were 5pts up. With 15 minutes gone a break by Wimborne’s fly half Tom Moysey s to set up full back Joe Bartlett to score under the posts. Moysey added the extras (12pts – 0pts). However, Swans came back at the home side, and from a scrum in the hosts 22 , Swans passed the ball all along the three-quarters to winger Callum Young who scored in the corner. Steve Woolley added the conversion.(12pts – 7pts), after 24 minutes. Swans continued to pressurise the Wimborne defence, and from a scrum close to the Wimborne line, Swans’ hooker Robert Elford went in for a try to level the score at half time at 12pts each.
​The hosts came out in the second half and within a minute Tom Moysey went through Swans’ defence to score in the corner.(17pts – 12pts). Wimborne were on the offensive, and despite Swans having a series of penalties, Moysey’s kicking kept Swans pinned back in their own half. After a series of scrums on the Swans’ line, Robert Elford was yellow carded after 63 minutes, and immediately afterwards Wimborne pushed Swans over their line.(24pts – 12pts.). Just before Elford returned Wimborne added another try in the corner to take the score to 29pts – 12pts which was the final score.
Swans team:- S. Woolley, K.Barton, D.Elford, P.Graves, C.Young, J.Warren, C.Tomes, J.Sheldrake, R.Elford, N.Audley, D.Penney, H.Oliver(T.Rayment 52), J.Desmond, M.Roberts(E.Ingus 26), K. Jones(G. Smith 57).

Weymouth & Portland 39pts Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 11pts. D/W1(S)
Ellingham & Ringwood 3rd XV 34pts Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV 34pts D/W3(S)

GAMES NEXT WEEK 3rd December
10th December
Swans 1st XV v. Marlborough SCS​​Away​​2.30p.m.
Swans 2nd XV v. Lytchett Minster D/W1​Home​​2.30 p.m.
Swans 3rd XV v. Oakmeadians 3rd XV ​Home​​2.30 p.m.

RON BUTLER (Publicity Secretary)

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Wimborne 22 93
2. Trowbridge 22 81
3. Sherborne 22 81
4. Swanage & Wareham 22 79
5. Marlborough 22 78
6. Devizes 22 50
7. North Dorset 22 47

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