COMBE DOWN 5pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 13pts
Swanage & Wareham travelled to Combe Down, near to Bath, in their latest Southern Counties league fixture, and in a low scoring game Swans second half display secured the victory.
The first ten minutes of the game was even, but a series of penalties to Combe Down took them into Swans 22, where with a series of scrums they remained there for the next ten minutes. However, a penalty to Swans cleared their lines. Swans moved upfield and on 24 minutes a penalty to Swans just outside the hosts 22 had Swans winger Matt Spencer landing the score to give Swans a 3pts lead. Combe Down responded well, and put Swans under pressure, and from a catch/drive move after 35 minutes they powered over the line out wide. The conversion was missed making the half time score Combe Down 5pts Swans 3pts
Swans started the second half on the attack, dominating the scrums, putting the hosts defence under pressure, and after 56 minutes Swans scored a push over try by captain James Casey close to the posts.Matt Spencer added the extras to put Swans 10pts – 5pts ahead. Combe went on the offensive, but a combination of good Swans tackling and mistakes by them restricted them. Good runs by Swans wing forwards Matt Roberts and man of the match Trevor Ford were stopped short of the line, With ten minutes left another penalty by Matt Spencer put Swans up to 13pts and it could have been more but a final penalty went just wide. Final score Combe Down 5pts Swanage & Wareham 13pts.
Swans team :- R.Ferguson, M.Spencer, T.Munns, S Bowman, O.Dillon, W.Slack, T.Ford, Z.Wyburgh, C.Foskett, N.McMath, D.Collins, M.Seaton, B.Dennett, M.Roberts, J.Casey, N.Audley, H.Hadd, L.Spyers.