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Your News Swanage & Wareham 10 - Salisbury 25

Salisbury were the latest club to travel to Bestwall for this Southwest 1(East) fixture, and once again, at least in the first half, Swans gifted the visitors some early scores and it was too many for the hosts to pull back in the second half.

Salisbury started on the attack and after just four minutes Swans gave away a penalty close to their posts, but fortunately Salisbury kicker Rory Davis missed. However from the 22 metre drop out Salisbury worked their way towards the Swans line and flank forward James Kaye crossed the try line to put Salisbury 0 5 in the lead. The visitors continued on the offensive and after fifteen minutes from a line out the ball went across the three quarters to winger Tom Emmett who scored in the corner. Rory Davis added a penalty after 20 minutes putting Salisbury 0pts-13pts ahead, before Swans even threatened the visitors line. Charlie Parish for Swans added a penalty to put the hosts on the scoreboard, but a charge down by Salisbury on the Swans line had prop forward Jack Paffett scoring under the posts for Salisbury. Davis added the extras 3pts 20pts to Salisbury. Before half time from a line out following a penalty on Swans five metre line Salisbury scrum half Andy Herriott dummied his way over the try line to bring the half time score to Swans 3pts Salisbury 25pts.

Swans came out in the second half determined to put the woes of the first half behind them, but with too much vigour and soon were down to 13 men as both second row Dave Burgess and fly half Charlie Parish were yellow carded within two minutes of each other. Salisbury should have capitalised on the two-man advantage, but stalwart defence by Swans kept them out. Just before Parish was about to come back on, as Salisbury were approaching Swans line, Swans winger Simon Landrum intercepted the ball on his own 22 metres line, outpaced the Salisbury defence to run 80 metres to score close to the posts, for his debut try for Swans 1st XV. As Parish was off the field Swans turned to centre Rory Triniman to complete the conversion. 10pts 25pts on the hour mark. Once Swans were back to full strength they put pressure onto Salisbury, but try as they could Swans could not close the gap in the last 20 minutes giving Salisbury the victory by 10pts 25pts.

So Swans lost once again, but there was an overall improvement, and once again the margin of the defeat did not fully reflect Swans performance.

Swans team:- P.Dunsford, S.Landrum, R.Triniman, M.Cottrell, J.Chadwick, C.Parish, G.Armstrong(C. Tomes 58), T.Frampton(N.Audley 50), R.Elford, O.Andrews, D.Burgess, D.Collins, W.Corsie, A.Jones, J.Desmond.

Unused sub:- D.Smith.


Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 13pts Westbury 13pts league D/W 1(S)

Bridport 2nd XV 48pts Swanage & Wareham 4th XV 12pts league D/W4

Swanage & Wareham U13 84pts Lytchett Minster U13 0pts

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