1st xv Match Report
By Jesse Scott
SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.
SHERBORNE 2nd XV 21pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 31pts
For Swanage & Wareham’s latest game in Dorset/Wilts 1 Swans had to travel to Sherborne to play against Sherborne 2nd XV.
The game started disastrously for Swans, when from a scrum inside Swans 22, the Sherborne scrum half dummied his way over the try line after just 2 minutes. This was converted 7pts to the hosts. However Swans rallied and were on the attack for the next ten minutes, but could net reduce the arrears. During one of these attacks, after 13 minutes, Sherborne intercepted a pass on their own 22, and ran forward. Swans caught him before the try line, but the hosts forwards were on hand to secure a score.(14pts – nil). Swans continued on the offensive and after 25 minutes Swan’s loose forward Luke Robinson was available on the left to go in for a try.(14pts – 5pts). Swans continued to attack and on 29 minutes centre Charlie Rowberry was set free to score a converted try with centre Barnaby Knibb adding the extras.(14pts – 12pts). 5 minutes later as Swans had a penalty to 5 metres, and from the line out centre Barnaby Knibb went in for a try which he converted himself(14pts – 19pts). However just before the interval another interception by Sherborne on half way resulted in Swans letting in another try. Half time Sherborne 21pts Swans 19pts.
In the second half Swans were given a penalty which took them into the Sherborne 22. A series of scrums followed, a try was held up, and after Swans powered their way over the try line the referee awarded Swans a penalty try.(21pts – 26pts) after 50 minutes.Some of the play was evenly fought, but Swans were always in the ascendancy but could not advance their score until Swans no.8 Joe Desmond after 75 minutes went over for a try out wide.(21pts – 31pts) which was the final score.
Swans team:- K.Barton, L.Hardy, C.Rowberry, B,Knibb, H.Spyers, S,Brett(S.Woolley 46), C.Tomes, Z.Wyburgh,C.Foskett, N.Audley(S.Waterman 67), W.Long, A Dicker, L.Robinson, M.Roberts, J.Desmond(G.Patey 76).
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV HWO against North Dorset 3rd XV
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV HWO against Salisbury 4th XV
GAMES NEXT WEEK 3rd NOVEMBER
Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v. Salisbury 2nd XVHome2.30 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. Oakmeadians 2nd XVAway2.30 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v.Bournemouth 4th XV Home2.30 p.m.
RON BUTLER(Publicity Secretary)