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1st XV - Match centre

Dorset Dockers
Swanage & Wareham
Sat 11 Mar 15:00 - South West Division - Southern Counties South Full time

Match Report

1st xv vs Dorset Dockers


SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.

DORSET DOCKERS 0pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 69pts.

​​Swanage & Wareham travelled for the first time to the Verwood home of Dorset Dockers, and after a one sided first half Swans had to be satisfied with a bonus point and a substantial victory.
​​With barely a minute elapsed with Swans first attack flank forward Matt Roberts burst through the Dockers defence to score out wide. Three minutes later from a catch/drive on the Dockers line, once again Matt Roberts was on hand to put Swans 10pts – 0pts ahead. The Dockers had no answer to Swans line speed and after 11 minutes winger Karl Barton crossed the line again to increase Swans lead to 15 pts. Next on the score sheet was Swans prop forward and captain John Sheldrake after 18 minutes as he scored close to the posts. Steve Woolley, Swans full back added the extras.(22pts – 0pts) It was becoming embarrassing as Swans piled on the points. Matt Roberts completed his hat trick of tries after 24 minutes, Wooley added the conversion.(.29pts – nil) Swans backs were soon on the score board as centre Isak Romanillos went over for two tries in the 29th and 32nd minutes with Steve Woolley converting both.(43pts –nil). Swans were not finished as with 5 minutes to go in the half, Swans other loose forward Erin Inglis scored out wide to bring the score to 48pts. In the last minute of the half, a break from full back Steve Woolley split the Dockers defence for his first try for Swans. He converted himself to bring the half time score to Dockers 0pts Swanage & Wareham 55pts.
​​After the first half mauling Dockers came out in the second half with renewed vigour, and apart from a failed rolling maul by Swans after 45 minutes, Dockers caused some problems in Swans defence, but they could not score. However Swans sorted themselves out, and after 67 minutes Matt Roberts was on hand to score his fourth try of the afternoon with Woolley adding the extras.(nil – 62pts). 5 minutes from the end, John Sheldrake, from a ruck, extended Swans score to 67 points, with Steve Woolley adding the conversion to give Swans victory by nil points – 69pts.
Swans team:- S.Woolley, A.Parry, A.Smith, I Romanillos, K.Barton, D.Elford, S.Tomes, J.Sheldrake, R.Elford, N.Audley(Z. Wyburgh 44.) H.Oliver, D.Penney, E.Inglis, M.Roberts,K.Jones(D.Wright 14) P.Graves.

OTHER RESULTS
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 58pts East Dorset 21pts D/W1
Wimborne 3rd XV 59pts Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV 0pts

GAME NEXT WEEK
INTERMEDIATE CUP
SWANAGE & WAREHAM v. TRURO
At Bestwall
2.30 kick off
All welcome

RON BUTLER (Publicity Secretary)

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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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