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Your News Swanage & Wareham 20 - Bletchley 13

Swanage & Wareham welcomed Bletchley to Bestwall in this latest Southwest 1(East) fixture last Saturday, but Swans were without Charlie Rowberry, and skipper Robert Elford who was injured last week

The first ten minutes were evenly contested, but when Swans were defending a few minutes later they were penalised under their own posts and Bletchley kicker Dave Coleman put the visitors 0 –3 ahead. Swans were soon back on the attack, but a misplaced pass enabled Bletchley centre Ryan Crane to intercept and he ran 80 metres to the try line. Coleman converted 0- 10 to Bletchley after 20 minutes. A couple of penalties took Swans into the visitors 22 and from a line out the ball was moved to Swans winger Charlie Parish who jinked his way through a mass of Bletchley defenders to score. He added the extras 7 – 10. Just before the interval from a loose ball Swans centre Glynn Alner picked up, beat four Bletchley defenders to score a try half way out. Charlie Parish added the conversion 14 – 10 at half time.

The second half started well for Swans as Bletchley went offside and Parish landed the kick

(17 – 10) . However within five minutes Bletchley were back in the game as Coleman landed one for the visitors. The rest of the game was evenly contested with both sides going close, but infringements kept the scores competitive. Parish added a penalty goal for Swans taking the score to 20 – 13. Bletchley then pounded the Swans line for the final five minutes, but determined defence by Swans kept them out so Swans picked up the four points for the win with the visitors claiming a losing bonus point.

Swans team :- P.Dunsford, C.Parish, D.Prior, G.Alner(J.Warren 47), D.Jones, J.Harris, C.Tomes, J.Sheldrake, A.Smith(O.Andrews 40), T.Frampton, D.Burgess, D.Collins A.Jones, J.Maginn, S.Marshallsay. unused replacement M.Woolley


Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV kept up their unbeaten run in league D/W1(S) with a brilliant away victory at Sherborne 2nd XV winning by 31pts to 17 to stay top of the table with 25pts from five matches.

Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV 27pts Salisbury 3rd XV 38pts league D/W3(S)

Ellingham & Ringwood 2nd XV 17pts Swanage & Wareham 4th XV 15pts. League D/W4


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

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

This is a top of the table clash as both sides are unbeaten in the league.

Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v South Wilts League D/W3(S) Away 3.00 p.m.

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


Last chance to order your tickets to the dinner, to hear Mike Teague reminiscing on his years with the Lions. Only a few tickets left. Contact Steve Orchard on 01929 554016 or mobile 07850982871 to secure your place.

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