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Your News Olney 20 - Swanage & Wareham 13

Swans travelled to their furthest away fixtures of the season to Olney in north Buckinghamshire.

Swans hoped for an away victory at bottom of the table Olney, but they did not produce the goods and had to be content with a losing bonus point.

Swans started well, and after 4 minutes missed with an attempted penalty shot. However against the run of play Olney worked their way down into the Swans half, a slick move enabled the left wing to go in for a try after 8 minutes. Swans replied ten minutes later as a well- worked move down the left had Swans winger Charlie Rowberry going in for the equalising try. There were so many mistakes by both sides in the first half it was a stop start game as neither side could get into their strides. A penalty to Olney resulted in a kick to the Swans 5 metre line , and from the line out Olney powered their way over the try line with a catch/drive move. The extras were added giving Olney a 12 – 5 lead. Olney continued with attacking Swans line and just before half time another penalty gave the hosts a 15 – 5 lead at the break.

The second half was slightly better than the first, but one could see that this was a contest between two clubs are facing relegation from this league. After an hour Swans reduced the advantage with a penalty goal by centre Charlie Parish, but with fifteen minutes to go a forward pass under Swans posts resulted in a scrum to Olney, from which they passed the ball down the three-quarters to score a try in the corner.(20 – 8). Swans responded with ten minutes left as another break by Charlie Rowberry split the Olney defence and he went in for his second try of the game. In the last few minutes Swans were fortunate not to let in other scores as Olney had a series of penalty kicks, but Swans managed to survive only losing by 20 pts – 13pts, in what was another disappointing away performance.

Swans team:- P.Dunsford, T.Marshall, C.Parish, D.Prior, C.Rowberry, J.Harris, C.Tomes, J.Sheldrake, R.Elford, N.Audley(Z.Wyburgh 52), D.Burgess, D.Penney, J.Scott(D.Wright 57) J.Desmond.

Unused sub. M.Woolley.


Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 23pts Sherborne 2nd XV 8pts league D/W1(S)

Salisbury 3rd XV 12pts Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV 48pts league D/W3(S)

Swanage & Wareham 4th XV 45pts Ellingham & Ringwood 3rd XV 19pts league D/W4

GAMES NEXT WEEK 4th February 2012

Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v. Buckingham league SW1(East) Home 2.30 p.m.

Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. Weymouth 1st XV league D/W1(S) Home 2.30 p.m.

Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v. South Wilts League D/W3(S) Home 2.30 p.m.

Swanage & Wareham 4th XV v Wimborne 3rd XV league D/W4 Away 2.30 p.m.

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