1st xv Match Report
By Craig Foskett
SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.
BOURNEMOUTH 3rd XV 0pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 43pts
As storm Deirdie claimed several games across the county, Swans travelled to Chapel Gate, but the pitch was just playable at the start of the game.
Swans were first to adapt to the conditions, and with a forwards drive they went over the try line after 5 minutes. Apologies if I get the scoring sequence in the wrong order, but hooker Craig Foskett was the scorer.Swans continued to put pressure on the hosts defence and next on the scoresheet was scrum half Chris Tomes after ten minutes.Steve Woolley added the extras.(0pts – 12pts). The game became one sided as Swans’ forwards dominated the game scoring at regular intervals with centre Matt Roberts, Swans no.8 Joe Desmond and fly half Steve Woolley all touching down.Woolley added some extras as Swans went into half time with a lead of 33pts – nil.
The second half was virtually a copy of the first, with Swans’ controlling the game. It was no surprise as Craig Foskett added his second try of the game as the conditioned deteriorated and just before the hour mark no.8 Joe Desmond added his second try to make the score 0pts – 43pts. As the game had reached 60 minutes so that the score stood the referee ,decided the conditions were so bad that he ended the game. With Dorset Dockers having a home walkover against Sherborne,Swans go back to the top of the league with the crucial game against the Dockers on 5th January at home.
Swans team:- K.Barton,B.Dennett,M.Roberts, B.Knibb, H.Spyers,S.Woolley, C.Tomes,N.Audley,C.Foskett,Z.Wyburgh, W.Long, D.Collins, J.Large, .Robinson,J.Desmond. replacements –S.Waterman, L.Smith.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 41pts Salisbury 3rd XV 0pts
Ellingham & Ringwood 3rd XV postponed Swanage & Wareham
Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v. Dorset DockersHome2.15 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v.Dorchester 2nd XV Away2.15 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v. Lytchett Minster 2ndHome2.15 p.m.
RON BUTLER(Publicity Secretary)