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BLANDFORD v SWANS

BLANDFORD 16pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 57pts


After two weeks without a game, due to cry-offs, Swans had to travel to close neighbours Blandford in their latest league fixture.

Swans started by giving away three penalties to the hosts, and after 5 minutes Blandford converted one to give them a 3pts lead. Swans transgressed again and Blandford scored another penalty putting them 6pts ahead. However a penalty to Swans took them into the Blandford 22, and from a scrum Swans fly half Ollie Peters crossed the line after 10 minutes. From the restart Swans passed the ball along the three-quarters, and back inside to centre Ed Dimercio who scored under the posts. Tom Munns converted. (6pts-12pts). Swans soon realised that to beat Blandford they should keep the ball moving, which they did. On 16 minutes another try by Ollie Peters, converted by Tom Munns took Swans score to 19pts. By this time Blandford were looking distraught , and another Swans move had full back Olly Dillon coming into the line to score out wide.(6pts – 24pts),after 24 minutes. Swans continued to give away penalties which kept the hosts in the game, but another Swans move along the backs line had winger Tom Munns scoring close to the posts. He converted himself.(6pts-31pts). From another move along the three-quarters the ball was moved to Swans other winger Sam Boyan went in at the corner giving the half time score Blandford 6pts Swans 36pts.

Swans started in the same way as in the first, giving away penalties, but once the ball was back in their hands another move by the backs had centre Ed Dimercio going in for his second try. Tom Munns converted to take Swans to 43pts after 48 minutes. Another series of penalties to Blandford took them into Swans 22 and after a series of phases Blandford scored a try in the corner making the score 11pts – 43pts after 58 minutes. Another move by Swans was thwarted on the line, but Tom Munns had to come off injured. From the resulting scrum captain James Casey powered over the line to score. Steve Woolley converted to bring Swans up to 50pts,after 70minutes. Blandford managed another score in the corner taking the score to 16pts -50pts with 2 minutes left to play. Swans then made the last try, their best try, working from their own line as Olly Dillon broke clear passed the ball inside to his centre before setting winger Sam Boyan clear to run in under the posts. Steve Woolley converted making the final score Blandford 16pts Swanage & Wareham 57pts.

Swans team :-O.Dillon, M.Spencer, T.Munns,E.Dimescio, S. Bowan,S.Woolley, O.Peters, S.Kitkatt,C.Foskett,C.Peters, G.Clime, J.Ginders,M.Seaton, M.Roberts, J.Casey,Z.Wyburgh, J.Blackmore, R.Ferguson.

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