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1st XV - Match centre

Swanage & Wareham
Frome
Sat 25 Nov 14:30 - South West Division - Southern Counties South Full time

1st xv Match Report

Vs Frome

SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.

SWANAGE & WAREHAM 15pts FROME 17pts

​​Frome Rugby Club were the latest Club to visit Bestwall in the Southern Counties league.
​In the opening exchanges Swans were on top, driving forward, but after ten minutes a break by the Frome three – quarters led to a try under the posts, much against the run of the play. This was converted (0pts – 7pts). The play was even for the next ten minutes, but a penalty put Swans into the visitors 22, and as Swans aimed for a catch/drive move the ball came back to fly half Stephen Woolley who from the 22 calmly drop- kicked a goal.(3pts – 7pts). Three minutes later a break by a Swans flank forward, moved the ball to No. 8 Joe Desmond who ran in unopposed for Swans to take the lead. Woolley added the extras (10pts – 7) after 25 minutes. However from a kick ahead by Swans, Frome’s left winger collected the ball, ran across the field, avoiding Swans efforts to tackle him and made it to score a converted try after 32 minutes (10pts – 14pts at the break.
​After the break it was all Swans early on, and a penalty took them to with 5 metres of the Frome try line. With a catch/drive move scrum half Chris Tomes scored Swans try to put the home side 15pts – 14pts ahead after 47 minutes. Frome then seemed to take control as their forwards with several phases of pick and drive, such that Swans could not get their hands on the ball. Swans defence was up to the task and when they were in possession kicked the ball away and Frome started their drives once again. After 75 minutes Frome were awarded a penalty outside of Swans 22 and the visitors kicked the penalty to lead by 15pts – 17pts. Swans threw everything at the opposition in the last five minutes, but Frome held on for the victory leaving Swans with a losing bonus point.
Swans Team:- Jake Daniels, W.Slack, I Romanillos, D.Elford, L.Hardy, S.Woolley, C.Tomes, N.Audley, Jack Daniels, Z.Wyburgh, A.Dicker, K.Jones, C. McCaffrey, M.Roberts, J.Desmond. replacements G.Smith, F.Watkins, C. Phillips.
OTHER RESULTS
Salisbury 2nd XV 44pts Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 17pts.

GAMES NEXT WEEK 2nd December
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v North Dorset 3rd XV D/W 3rd team Cup
Swanage & Wareham have no other games on 2nd December, but Swans have the privilege of hosting the Two Cup Finals at Bestwall. Cup Final is between Sherborne and North Dorset with a 2.00 p.m. Kick off.

Swans next fixture on 9th December is away a Marlborough with a 2.00 p.m. kick off

Ron Butler(Publicity Secretary)

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Swindon College Old Boys 10 24
7. Devizes 8 24
8. Frome 10 21
9. Yeovil 10 18
10. Walcot 9 14
11. Swanage & Wareham 10 10
12. Blandford 10 7

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