1st xv Match Report
By Jesse Scott
Vs Weymouth & Portland RFC
SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.
WEYMOUTH & PORTLAND 18pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 34pts
Swanage & Wareham had to travel away to Weymouth in their latest league game, and after an uncertain start Swans took control in the first half.
Swans started badley giving away three penalties in the first seven minutes and with the last of these Weymouth landed one.(3 pts – nil). Swans were soon back in control as from a line out scrum half Chris Tomes crossed the line. Steve Woolley added the extras(3pts – 7pts). On 15 minutes a quickly taken penalty had winger Harry Spyers going in for a try out wide. Another penalty against Swans on their 22 enabled Weymouth to reduce the score to 6 points. After half an hour Swans went further ahead as flanker Luke Robinson scored following a five metres line out.(6pts – 17pts) Two minutes before the break Swans were in the hosts 22, and from a scrum Swans no.8 Kirk Jones powered over the line, to score Swans bonus point try. Woolley added the conversion, making the half time score Weymouth 6pts Swans 24pts.
Ten minutes into the second half a fumbled ball on half way line by Swans had a Weymouth winger picking the ball up to run in a try out wide(11pts – 24pts). From the restart Swans won a penalty and as the ball was passed along the three-quarters, centre Barnaby Knibb crossed the line to put Swans 11pts to 29pts up. The game degenerated to a scrum encounter but a loose ball enabled Weymouth winger to pick up the ball and broke clear to score under the posts(18pts – 29pts). Swans continued to attack and with ten minutes to go another 5 metres line out saw Swans other flanker Matt Roberts scoring out wide to make the final score Weymouth & Portland 18pts Swanage & Wareham 34 pts.
Swans team:-P.Atkins, H.Spyers B.Knibb,B.Dennett, L.Hardy, S.Woolley,C.Tomes, Z. Wyburgh, C.Foskett, N.Audley, ,L. Smith, J.Desmond, L.Robinson,M.Roberts, K.Jones, replacements G.Smith,J.Scott
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 10pts Wimborne 3rd XV 40 pts
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV 46pts Dorchester 3rd XV 27pts
FIXTURES NEXT WEEK
Swanage & Wareham 1st XV hoped to have played North Dorset but they pulled out of the league.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. East DorsetAway2.15p.m.
RON BUTLER(Publicity Secretary)