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Your News Swanage & Wareham 35 - Trowbridge 7

It was over twenty years ago since Swanage & Wareham last entertained Trowbridge at Bestwall, but it was not a good day for the visitors, as Swans put on one of their better all round displays of the season, they went down by five tries and two penalty goal to a consolation converted try.

It was from Swans first attack that the home side took the lead, with a chip over the heads of the defenders with scrum half Jason Davis touching down. Phil Graves added the conversion. Both sides missed with penalty goal attempts in the first twenty minutes, but on twenty five minutes a line out resulted in the ball being moved to winger Charlie Rowberry who cut inside the defence to score a converted try close to the posts.(14 – 0). Swans continued to dominate the play, with the opposition rarely venturing into Swans 22 metre line. Phil Graves added a penalty goal five minutes before the interval (17 – 0), and just before the break, Swans pushed a 5 metre scrum backwards towards the Trowbridge line, and flank forward Dafydd Wright was on hand to score out wide. 22 – 0 at half time.

Swans continued to have the best of the play early in the second half, as the rain came down making the ball hard to handle. A neat move by Swans three-quarters moved the ball once again to Charlie Rowberry who went in for his second try in the corner. (27 – 0). Close to the hour mark Trowbridge had their best spell of the game putting Swans defence under pressure. The visitors prop forward Karyl Perry was much in evidence as he forced his way over the Swans’ try line. Ashly Chalf added the extras ( 27 – 7). With twelve minutes to go Phil Graves added another penalty goal for Swans, and with two minutes left Swans no. 8 Aaron Lewis capped an outstanding game by him, scoring from a scrummage as Swans powered over the Trowbridge line. Final Score - Swans 35pts Trowbridge 7pts

Swans team :- C.Leak, C.Rowberry, P.Graves, M.Cottrell( J.Harris 59), C.Parish, D.Elford, J.Davis, O.Andrews (A.Jones 59), R.Elford, J.Sheldrake, D.Burgess, R.Cottrell, C.Tomes, D.Wright(J.Warren 48), A.Lewis.


Swans 2nd XV had an outstanding victory against league leaders Dorchester 1st XV in Dorset/Wilts Division 1(S) winning by 18pts - 15pts

Swans scorers :-Tries Jon Blackmore, Dominic Smith – Goals- Dominic Smith 2 penalty + 1 conversion

Oakmeadians 2nd XV 44pts Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV 8pts

GAMES NEXT WEEK- Saturday 6 December

Swanage & Wareham 1st XV v Maidenhead league SW2(E) Away 2.15 p.m.

Swanage & Wareham 2nd XV v. Bridport 1st XV league D/W1(S) Away 2.15 p.m.

Swanage & Wareham 3rd XV v. Lytchett Minster 2nd XV league D/W2(S) Home 2.15 p.m.

Swanage & Wareham 4th XV v. Dorchester 3rd XV league D/W3(S) Home 2.15 p.m.

Sunday 7th December

Swanage & Wareham Colts v. Bridport Colts Away 2.00 p.m.


Vice-Presidents Luncheon

Prior to the Dorset/Wilts cup fixture against Chippenham on December 13th, Swans are holding their second Vice-Presidents luncheon at the clubhouse. It will be to meet at 12.00 for a 12.30 start, and to secure a place please contact Peter Huntsman on 01929 425857 asap as places are limited.

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