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Swans travelled into the Prime Ministers constituency at Witney for their fifth league game of the season. It was a draw here last season, 20 pts each.

As usual Swans gave away a penalty in the first minute, but fortunately Witneys fly half missed with his attempt. Five minutes into the game Swans lost prop forward Ollie Andrews with a serious head wound which required hospital treatment, being replaced by Nick Audley. Swans put a penalty down to the corner and from the catch/drive move Swans forced their way over the try line, with replacement prop forward Nick Audley claiming the touchdown ( 0 5). Witney missed with a second penalty, and from the 22m restart Swans worked their down the field, the ball was worked to winger Jonnie Blackmore who outpaced the defence to score under the posts. Charlie Rowberry added the extras (0 12). Witney came back into the game with a try by scrum half Gareth Campbell and a third penalty goal on the half hour mark (8 12). Charlie Rowberry added a penalty goal just before the break as Swans went into the interval 8 15 up.

From the restart Witney seemed to have upped their game as within eight minutes they had taken the lead with a penalty and a try (16 15), but another penalty by Charlie Rowberry restored Swans advantage at 16 18. Just after the hour mark Witney scored another try to lead 21 18 and for the next ten minutes Swans pounded the Witney defence but could not cross the try line. With the last play of the game Swans were pressing the Witney try line again, close under the posts when the referee awarded Swans a penalty kick. Jonnie Blackmore took the kick in place of the injured Charlie Rowberry, and fortunately for Swans he landed the conversion to give Swans the draw, each side picking up two league points, moving Swans up to ninth in the table.

Swans team:-P.Dunsford, J. Blackmore, G.Alner, D.Wilcox, C.Rowberry J.Harris, C.Tomes, J.Sheldrake. R.Elford, O.Andrews(N.Audley 5), J.Burgess, D.Collins, J.Warren(J.Desmond 67) A.Jones(M.Roberts 72) J.Maginn.


Chippenham 2nd XV 24pts Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 29pts in the Dorset/Wilts second team Cup competition.


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

Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. Salisbury 2nd XV league D/W1 Home 3.00 p.m.

Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v. Verwood league D/W3(S) Away 3.00 p.m.

Swanage & Wareham 4th XV v. Weymouth 3rd XV league D/W 4 Home 3.00 p.m.

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

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