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Swanage & Wareham welcomed Portsmouth to Bestwall, in what now has become a traditional pre –season friendly as Portsmouth play in London Division 1, a similar league to Swans Southwest Division 1.

In what turned out to be an exciting game there was never more than seven points between the two teams throughout the match. Portsmouth started the scoring when their full back crossed in the corner. Swans responded with a try by lock forward Tom Richings, which Phil Graves converted ( 7 – 5) after 20 minutes. Portsmouth replied with a penalty kick, but from a five metres scrum the ball was worked out to winger Charlie Rowberry who went in the corner for Swans.(12 – 8) Three minutes from the interval Portsmouth broke clear to score a converted try under the posts. Just before the interval once again Charlie Rowberry broke clear to score leaving the half time score at Swans 17pts Portsmouth 15pts

Portsmouth were first onto the scoreboard in the second half with a try in the corner after ten minutes, but almost from the restart Nick Audley went in for Swans(22 – 20). With ten minutes to go Portsmouth added their fourth try half way out from the posts. With five minutes to go Swans put in an incredible drive from outside the 22 against the Portsmouth pack and scum half Scott Smyth claimed the try(27 – 25). Two minutes later centre Glynn Alner broke clear of the visitors defence to put Swans seven points clear but in added time once again Portsmouth were not to be denied as they went in for a try in the corner. The conversion was missed so Swans ran out winners by 32pts to 30pts.

In the 2nd XV game, again resulted in another close encounter as Swans 2nd XV beat Portsmouth 2nd XV by 26pts to 24pts

.GAMES NEXT WEEK 3rd September

Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v Reading league SW1(East) Away 3.00 p.m.

Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. Weymouth friendly Away 3.00 p.m.

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