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1st XV - Match centre

Swanage & Wareham
Sat 18 Oct 15:00 - South West Division - Southern Counties South Full time


Swans dominate to make it 5 consecutive wins.....

Swanage & Wareham welcomed Supermarine, from Swindon, to the Memorial ground last Saturday, for what was the visitors first visit to Wareham. Swans continued their first class form, running in fourteen tries against the opposition. Seven of the team scored tries, which demonstrates Swans overall superiority.

After only two minutes, Fijian winger Veresa Valehei put Swans ahead with a converted try, Charlie Parish landed the extras. Three minutes later centre David Elford scored under the posts giving Swans a 14pts lead. Supermarine came back at Swans, and as Swans gave away a penalty, centre Simon Mawer gave the visitors their thee points. However on 17 minutes Charlie Parish scored out wide, before Charlie Rowberry went in for the first of his six tries(24pts – 3pts). Swans forwards were winning most of the ball up front, and second row Dan Collins scored close to the posts. Just before the interval, a break by full back Callum Baird put Charlie Parish clear to score under the posts leaving the half time score at Swans 38pts Supermarine 3pts.

Swans made some changes at the interval, but the scoring continued as Charlie Rowberry scored a converted try after 42 minutes. Valehei ran round the opposition to score under the posts giving Swans a 52pts – 3pts lead with only 5 minutes of the restart gone. Although the Supermarine pack played well, when the ball went to Swans three-quarters the visitors were vulnerable to Swans speed. Charlie Rowberry completed his hat-trick of tries after 51 minutes, and 6 minutes later added his fourth. Parish added the extras (66pts – 3 pts). From a scrum on the visitors five metres line, flank forward Matt Roberts crossed the line, and from 50 metres out No.8 Joe Desmond powered down the wing to score a fine individual try.(78pts – 3pts). In the 74 minute, a pass outside to Charlie Rowberry, who rounded the defence for his fifth try under the posts. There was time, close to the final whistle, for Rowberry to score his sixth try. Rowberry’s tally of 30points was matched by Parish whose two tries and ten conversions brought the same total of points scored. The final score being Swanage & Wareham 90pts Supermarine 3pts.

Swans 1st XV v Supermarine 18th Oct 2014
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Swans manager Tom Dillon said” Somebody had to feel the power of Swans attacking play, but Supermarine did not give up, but when the ball went to the backs the pace of Swan’s three-quarters was decisive in the game. A good display, but harder games against Sherborne and Salisbury over the next two weeks will sort the league table out.

Swanage & Wareham team:-C.Baird(J.Taubale h/t), V Valehei, P.Graves, D.Elford, C.Rowberry, C.Parish, C.Tomes, J.Sheldrake, H.Bocio(J.Desmond h/t),N.Audley(K.Jones 50), D.Penney, D.Collins, J.Scott, M.Roberts, D.Wright.

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Swans 1st XV v Supermarine 18th Oct 2014
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# Team Pl Pts
1. Swanage & Wareham 9 33
2. Puddletown 9 10
3. Dorset Dockers 1 4
4. Sherborne II 2 4
5. Salisbury II 2 4
6. Weymouth & Portland 2 4
7. Wimborne II 2 4

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