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Your News High Wycombe 38 - Swanage & Wareham 25

Swans travelled to High Wycombe in their third contest in Southwest 1(East), and despite a hat-trick of tries from winger Charlie Rowberry went down again.

Swans started brightly, and from a penalty they gained ample ground, and after only four minutes a break by wing forward Daffyd Wright gave Swans a five point lead. Wycombe were not to be denied, a penalty put them in Swans 22 and from a ruck the ball went to hosts’ centre who levelled the scores. After 16 minutes Swans went behind as a break by the Wycombe right winger carried over the try line in the corner/(10 – 5) and five minutes later a penalty had Wycombe three more points ahead. However Swans responded as a fine three-quarters move, and a chip ahead had Charlie Rowberry outpacing the home defence to score in the corner. A further penalty goal by Wycombe had the half time score at 16 – 10 at the interval.

Swans came out in the second half with more aggression and within seven minutes of the restart a move down the wing had Charlie Rowberry going in for his second try. He converted the try himself, and then added a penalty to give Swans the lead at 16pts – 20. From thereon everything seemed to go awry for Swans, for in the next ten minutes Wycombe added three more tries and a penalty goal, basically as Swans failed to tackle the Wycombe three-quarters, to suddenly put Wycombe up by 38pts –20 pts up with 68 minutes gone. Swans at last summoned up some attacking part of their play, and fortunately with about a minute to play Charlie Rowberry forced his way over the line, to complete his hat – trick, and to at least give Swans a bonus point for their fourth try, but the hosts came out winners by 38pts – 25pts.

Swans team:- P.Dunsford, C.Rowberry, C.Parish, D.Wilcox, D.Jones, J.Harris. C.Tomes, J.Sheldrake, R.Elford, O.Andrews(N.Audley 67), D.Burgess, D.Collins(T.Richings 35), D.Wright(J.Warren 64), A.Jones, J.Van Tuyl


Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 35pts Ivel Barbarians 1st XV 19pts league DW1(S)

New Milton 2nd XV 15pts Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV 14pts league D/W3(S)

Swanage & Wareham 4th XV 36pts New Milton 3rd XV 15pts league D/W 4

GAMES NEXT WEEK 24th September

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

Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. Warminster 1st XV league D/W1(S) Away 3.00 p.m.

Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v. Puddletown friendly Away 3.00 p.m.

Ron Butler(Publicity Secretary) Telephone 01929 550273 e-mail

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