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Your News Swanage & Wareham 17 - Maidenhead 22

Swanage & Wareham entertained Maidenhead at Bestwall last Saturday.

Swans started by giving away a try in the first minutes, as an attempted clearance was charged down, and the visitors scrum half Elliott Brown was quickly onto the ball to score the try. Fly half Scott Harris added the extras (0 – 7). However from the restart Maidenhead were penalised and Swans centre Charlie Parish kicked the penalty goal. From then on Swans were all over the visitors, and for nearly twenty minutes the play was close to the Maidenhead 22 metres line. Unfortunately Swans could not turn this pressure into many points as the only try came from a line out move to centre Darren Wilcox who scored close to the posts. Parish added the conversion.(10 – 7). Maidenhead missed with a penalty, then Swans managed a second try just before the interval as Charlie Parish grabbed a loose ball to go over the try line. He added the extras as Swans went into the break 17 – 7 ahead.

Early in the second half Swans back row forward James Van Tuyl broke clear and only a last ditch tackle prevented his scoring. With 15 minutes of the half gone Harris reduced Swans lead with a penalty, and then a good break by Maidenhead had winger Mike Burnett scoring a try out wide.(17 – 15). Swans came back at Maidenhead, but failed to score, and with only five minutes left a line out resulted in a catch/drive by Maidenhead, pushed Swans over their line and no. 8 Alex Hankinson touched down. Harris added the conversion giving Maidenhead the victory by 17pts – 22pts.

Swans team;- P.Dunsford, D.Jones, C.Parish, D.Wilcox, J.Blackmore, J.Harris, D.Prior, J.Sheldrake, J.Scott, N.Audley(O.Andrews 64), D.Burgess, D.Collins, A.Jones(J.Desmond 64), J.Van Tuyl, J.Maginn. Unused sub M.Woolley


Frome 2nd XV 24pts Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 13pts league D/W1(S)

Blandford 2nd XV 25pts Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV 14pts league D/W3(S)

Swanage & Wareham 4th XV 15pts Bournemouth 4th XV 15pts.

GAME NEXT WEEK 26th November

Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. Salisbury 2nd XV D/W 2nd XV Cup Home 2.15 p.m.

Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v. Bournemouth 3rd XV D/W 3rd XV cup Away 2.15 p.m.


Swans are holding their second Vice-Presidents luncheon prior to the game against Reading Abbey on the 10th December. Because of the early kick off the luncheon will be 11.30 for 12 noon. To make sure of your place contact John Benham on 01202 578286

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

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