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Your News Swanage & Wareham 29 - High Wycombe 21

Swanage & Wareham welcomed High Wycombe to Bestwall on Saturday determined to avenge the defeat that they suffered earlier in the season when they played away.

In the first minute Swans were awarded a penalty kick, but it was just out of range for Charlie Parish. However after five minutes Swans flank forward James Van Tuyl intercepted a pass on the half way line to run in unopposed to score half way out. Parish landed the conversion. Swans continued to dominate and a penalty by Parish put Swans 10 – 0 up. On the half hour mark the visitors managed a catch/drive move to score a try out wide which was converted(10-7).Swans then drove forward and after several phases James Van Tuyl was on hand to finish off the move as he scored his second try in the corner. High Wycombe landed a penalty just before the break so it was 15pts – 10pts at the interval.

Five minutes into the second half Wycombe scored a try in the corner to level the scores and then the visitors went ahead with another penalty to lead by 15pts – 18pts. Just as Swans were responding a well taken drop goal by Wycombe pushed the score to 15pts – 21pts with 10 minutes left to play. Swans continued to put pressure on the visitor’s defence and then Swans winger David Price-Smith worked his way past the Wycombe defence to score under the posts. Parish added the extras as Swans went back into the lead at 22pts – 21 with a minute to go. Swans were content to run the clock down, but Price-Smith had other ideas and with the final move of the game he outpaced the Wycombe defence once again to score close to the posts for Swans’ bonus point try. Parish landed the conversion as Swans won by 29pts to 21pts.

Swans team:- P.Dunsford, D.Price-Smith, C.Parish, D.Wilcox, D.Jones(J.Chadwick 70), J.Harris, C.Tomes, J.Sheldrake, R.Elford, N.Audley(O.Andrews 56), D.Burgess, D.Collins(D.Penney 56), J.van Tuyl, A.Jones, J.Desmond.


Ivel Barbarians 22pts Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 22pts league D/W1(S)

Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV 39pts Lytchett Minster 2nd XV 0pts league D/W3(S)


Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v. Swindon league SW1(East) Away 2.15 p.m.

Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. Warminster league D/W1(S) Home 2.15 p.m.

Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v Verwood league D/W3(S) Home 2.15 p.m.

Swanage & Wareham 4th XV v. Weymouth 3rd XV league D/W4 Away 2.15 p.m.



The third Vice-President’s luncheon takes place before the home game against Witney on the 21st January. To make sure of your place contact John Benham on 01202 578286 or 07881625607(mobile)

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