1st xv Match Report
By Jesse Scott
SWANAGE & WAREHAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD.
SWANAGE & WAREHAM 65pts SALISBURY 2nd XV 0pts
Swans welcomed Salisbury for this fixture after Salisbury hadnot fulfilled the fixture earlier in the season.
After an initial penalty to the visitors, Swans were soon on the attack and a penalty took the home side into the Salisbury 5 metres line and from the resulting line out after 3 minutes flank forward Marcus Seaton crashed over the line. Steve Woolley added the extras(7pts – nil). The play was even for much of the next 15 minutes but Swans were always on top. On twenty minutes a penalty took Swans into the 5metres line and this time the other flank forward Sam Turner was on hand to score out wide.(12pts – nil). From then on Swans were on the offensive and centre Matt Roberts was next in for a converted try after 28 minutes. Four minutes later, from a drive, hooker Joe Scott powered over the line for a converted try,(26pts – nil). From a scrum on Salisbury’s 22 a fine move from the backs had winger Lee Hardy going in for a try in the corner. Half time Swans 31pts Salisbury 2nd XV nil.
5 minutes after the interval a line out was secured by Swans second row Will Long who forced his way past a couple of defender to score a fine individual try. Steve Woolley added the two points(38pts – nil). After 52 minutes once again a fine move along the three quarters had winger Lee Hardy scoring close to the posts. Woolley converted(45 pts – nil). Matt Roberts was next on the scoreboard 5 minutes later as he worked his way over the try line out wide(50pts – nil). Swans other centre Barnaby Knibbb crowned a good performance by scoring a try after 65 minutes from a three-quarters move(55pts– nil). With ten minutes to go replacement winger Rory Fergusson was on hand to score his first try for the club in the corner. (60pts – nil). Just before the final whistle centre Matt Roberts went in for his hat trick of tries to make the final score Swans 65pts Salisbury 2nd XV nil.
Swans team:-K.Barton, L.Hardy, M.Roberts, B.Knibb, W,Holland, S,Woolley, C.Tomes, Z,Wyburgh, J.Scott, N.Audley,W.Long, D.Collins, M.Seaton, S.Turner, K.Jones – replacments S.Waterman, J.Cockwell, R.Fergusson.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 97pts Oakmeadians 2nd XV 0pts
Bournemouth 4th XV 57pts Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV 29pts.
No games for any Swans teams- Reserve Week
Swanage & Wareham v. Wimborne 2nd XVAway3.00 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV vLytchett MinsterHome3.00 p.m..
RON BUTLER (Publicity Secretary)