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Your News Swanage & Warehem 48 - Bletchley 5

Swanage & Wareham moved up to fifth place in the South West 2(E) league with this impressive victory against the team from Milton Keynes Swans won by six converted tries and two penalty goals against one try to the opposition.

Swans started the scoring with a penalty goal by fly half Phil Graves, but his opposite number for Bletchley, Jack Cussons worked his way through the Swans defence to score a try close to the posts. 3 5 after 15 minutes. However Phil Graves restored Swans lead with his second penalty kick three minutes later. From a scrum, Swans flank forward Chris Tomes broke clear, running 70 metres to score a try under the posts. Phil Graves added the extras 13 5. From then on it was a procession for Swans, who had most of the possession and territory. On 29 minutes full back Chris Leak broke clear down the wing, put the ball inside to winger Charlie Parish who went in for a converted try. (20 5) Four minutes later from a catch/drive move captain and hooker Robert Elford drove over for another converted try 27 5 and his brother David Elford was on hand to collect a pass from another run of 60metres by Chris Leak to go in for a converted try 34 5 at half time.

Early in the second half Swans had to make a couple of replacements due to injuries of Chris Leak and David Elford, but with ten minutes gone of the half James Spensley, on for Leak, worked his way 50 metres through the Bletchley defence with a mazy run to score a converted try under the posts 41- 5. Swans finally wrapped the scoring when from a line out the ball was worked to winger Charlie Parish who went in for his second try. Phil Graves landed eight kicks out of eight attempts for a 100% tally.

Swans team:- C.Leak(J.Spensley 46), C.Rowberry, D.Elford(M.Elford 52), M.Cottrell, C.Parish, P.Graves, J.Harris, O.Andrews(A.Jones 56). R.Elford(capt), J.Sheldrake, D.Burgess, R.Cottrell, D.Wright, C.Tomes, A.Lewis.


Puddletown 1st XV 7pts Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV 23pts

Swanage & Wareham Colts 19pts Dorchester Colts 50pts

Swans scorers- Tries George Jacques, Matt Burridge, Joshua Lowe

Conversions- George Jacques(2)

Under 14 County Cup

Oakmeadians U14 0pts Swanage & Wareham U14 29pts

Swans scorers- Tries- Stephen Fytche, Henry Oliver, Will King, Jacob Warren

Conversions Jacob Warren (2)


CLUB ANNUAL DINNER- 29th November 2008

Swanage & Wareham are holding their annual Club Dinner, at the clubhouse on 29th November. The Guest Speaker will be Jeff Probyn, legendary International prop forward. Tickets for this event will be 20.00. To obtain your ticket contact club President Brian Marshall. Telephone number 01929 556614 as soon as possible as places are limited.


Swans 1st XV v. Cheltenham league SW2(E) Away 2.30 p.m.

Swans 2nd XV v. Westbury 1st XV league D/W1(S) Home 2.30 p.m.

Swans 3rd XV v. Salisbury 3rd XV league D/W 2(S) Home 2.30 p.m.

Swans 4th XV v. North Dorset 4th XV league D/W3(S)Away 2.30 p.m.

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