Match Report 2nd xv Cup vs Swindon
Superb alround team performance by the 2nd xv in particular Finn Watkins on senior debut, also scoring a superb team try.
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SWANAGE & WAREHAM 2nd XV 31pts SWINDON 2nd XV 3pts
Swanage & Wareham were hoping for a Dorset/Wilts Cup game against Blandford last Saturday, but the visitors did not wish to travel so Swans through to the next round by walk over. However, quite a few spectators saw an enthralling second XV Cup round between Swans 2nd XV and Swindon 2nd XV in their cup competition.
In a competitive first ten minutes both sides came close to scoring tries, but after 12 minutes Swindon took the lead with a well struck penalty from 40 metres(0pts – 3pts). Swans gradually gained some momentum, and put pressure on the Swindon defence, but a series of handling errors led to a succession of missed opportunities to score. Just before the break, a catch/drive move had Swans prop forward Garry Smith scoring. Charlie Parish added the extras 7pts – 3pts at the interval.
It was still hard fought in the second half, but eventually Swans were getting on top, and in the 61st minute another catch/drive move had Ollie Andrews coming up with the ball. Three minutes later a chip through by Swans went clear to winger Sam Brett who ran in to score out wide.(17pts -3pts) . Swindon looked shattered and on 75 minutes, loose forward Finn Watkins broke clear to score under the posts, as Parish added the conversion. There was time for Swans to increase their lead as centre Alex Parry charged through to score out wide, but Parish added the extras to give Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV a 31pts – 3pts passage into the next round of the Cup competition.
Swans team :-A.Smith, C.Young, A.Foskett, A.Parry, T.Haw, D.Wilcox, C.Parish, S.Waterman,H.Boccio,G.Smith, O.Andrews, A.Dicker, F.Watkins, M.Seaton, C.Foskett, S.Brett, S.Harney.
GAMES NEXT WEEK 1st October
Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v. Trowbridge league SCSAway3.00 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. Yeovil 1st XV league D/W1Home3.00 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v. Fordingbridge 2 league D/W3Home3.00 p.m.
Swanage & Wareham Colts v. Trowbridge Colts friendlyAway1.30 p.m.
For the games at Trowbridge Swans are running a coach to the game, spectators are very welcome to see two great games of rugby. Contact 1st XV manager Tom Dillon on 07412 122292 for pick up times.
Prior to the home game against Walcot on 8th October, Swans are holding the first VP’s luncheons of the season. To book your place contact Rob Parry on 07973 400297 asap.
RON BUTLER(Publicity Secretary)