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1st XV - Match centre

Corsham
Swanage & Wareham
Sat 3 Feb 14:30 - South West Division - Southern Counties South Full time

Match Report

1st xv vs Corsham

SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.

CORSHAM 12pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 10pts

​​Another distant trip for Swans as they had to travel away to fourth placed in the league Corsham.
It promised to be a difficult trip, but Swans played well and only lost to a conversion.
​​The play was closely contested in the first ten minutes, with both sides attacking following a couple of penalties to each side. A penalty to Swans took them into the Corsham 22 after twenty minutes, and from a line out a catch/drive move enabled Swans to force their way over the Corsham try line with hooker Josua Ovey claiming the try. The conversion was missed(0pts – 5pts). The home side came back at Swans, and Swans had to defend stoutly, but managed to clear their lines. However Swans conceded a couple more penalties taking Corsham into Swans 5 metres line. After 35 minutes a Swans prop forward was yellow carded and from the resulting scrum Corsham powered over the line to level the scores. The conversion was good taking the half time score to 7pts- 5pts in favour of Corsham.
​​Early in the second half Swans made substantial ground putting the Corsham side under severe pressure, and after 55 minutes the pressure told as Swans second row Joe Desmond scored Swans second try half way out.(7pts – 10pts). A couple of penalties to Corsham took them into the Swans 22, and the pressure was on Swans once again, and after 70 minutes the hosts scored their second try.(12pts – 10pts). Swans in the last ten minutes tried to record their third win of the season, but the Corsham defence held firm, leaving Swans once again with a losing bonus point, taking them out of the relegation zone.
Swans team:- A.Smith(K.Barton 45), C.Phillips, M.Roberts, D.Elford, H.Spyers,S.Woolley, L.Hardy, N.Audley(J.Scott 62),J.Ovey, Z.Wyburgh, A.Dicker, J.Desmond, B.Dennett, C.McCaffrey, K.Jones(A. Foskitt 68).
OTHER RESULTS
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 23pts Lytchett Minster 1st XV 10pts
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV walked over Salisbury 4th XV who could not raise a side.
FUTURE GAMES
There are no games on 10th February as it is a reserve week
17th February
Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v. Yeovil SCS​​​​Home​​2.30 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. New Milton 2nd XV D/W1​​Away​​2.30 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v. Wimborne 3rd XV D/W3​​Home​​2.30 p.m.

RON BUTLER(Publicity Secretary)

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Yeovil
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# Team Pl Pts
6. Frome 21 47
7. Yeovil 22 47
8. Devizes 22 45
9. Swindon College Old Boys 21 37
10. Walcot 22 37
11. Swanage & Wareham 22 36
12. Blandford 22 22

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