AVONVALE v SWANS

AVONVALE 39pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 33pts


Swanage & Wareham had to travel to Avonvale, who play in Bathford in Somerset, and after starting well fell away, but recovered in the closing stages.

After a close start, a fine move after 12 minutes saw winger Harry Spyers go in for a try close to the posts. Steve Woolley converted. However straight from the kick off a catch/drive by the hosts resulted in a converted try. (7pts – 7pts). Three penalties to Avondale took them into Swans 5 metre line and another catch/drive saw them score in the corner. Ten minutes later Avonvale repeated this, and just before the interval the hosts scored a try by a winger in the corner. Half time Avonvale 22pts Swans 7pts.

Swans started well in the second half with a move by the three quarters sending Swans other winger brother to Harry Spyers, Luke Spyers in at the corner after 43 minutes. However Avonvale responded five minutes later with a converted try.(29pts – 12pts). Swans replied on the hour with a converted try by prop forward Jack Jenner following a push over try. Woolley added the extras. Swans gave away a penalty under the posts making the score 32 – 19 after 70 minutes. Three minutes later another push over try by Swans this time by captain James Casey which Woolley converted brought Swans score to 26 points. A mistake close to Swans posts enabled Avonvale to score another converted try making the score 39pts – 26pts. In the last minute another push over try this time by replacement hooker Craig Foskett which was converted by Steve Woolley ensured that Swans picked up their second bonus point, leaving the final score Avonvale 39pts Swanage & Wareham 33pts.

Swans team:- R.Ferguson, L.Spyers, W.Slack, M.Spencer, H.Spyers, S.Woolley, C.Tomes, S.Waterman, J.Daniels, J.Jenner, M.Seaton, G.Climie, L.Hardy, C.Moag, J.Casey, S.Kitkat, C.Foskett, O.Peters.



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