DORCHESTER 24pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 27pts
Swanage & Wareham had to make a short trip away to Dorchester, and what turned out to be an absorbing game, with the lead changing several times.
After 5 minutes Swans were held up on the Dorchester line, but from the goal line drop out Swans received a penalty which centre Tom Munns put over to give Swans 3pts. On 12 minutes Dorchester had a move along their three-quarters to score in the corner,(5pts-3pts). Swans continued to attack, but on 20 minutes an interception by the home teams centre ran 50 metres to score under the posts(12pts-3pts).
On 30 minutes a penalty took Swans into the Dorchester 22, and from a maul the ball came back to Swans skipper and no.8 powered over the line. The conversion was missed(12pts – 8pts). With 5 minutes to go to the break, the ball was hacked towards the Dorchester 22, winger Olly Dillon booted it further ahead and won the race to the line. Tom Munns converted bringing the Half Time score to Dorchester 12pts Swans 15pts
A penalty to Dorchester took them into Swans 22 and from a scrum Dorchester’s fly half punted the ball out to the wing where the winger caught the ball and scored in the corner.(17pts – 15pts). Swans continued to press and won a penalty inside Dorchester 5 metres line, James Casey took a tap and go penalty to cross the try line.(17pts – 20pts). With 10 minutes to go Swans were attacking close to the Dorchester 22, and once again an interception by Dorchester enabled the winger run to the try line to score under the posts, which was converted.(24pts -20pts). In the last 5 minutes Swans were all over the home side inside the 22 and from a pile up close to the line the ball came to James Casey,who worked his way over the line to complete his hat – trick of tries. Tom Munns converted to make the score 24pts- 27pts. There was time for Dorchester to restart, but less than a minute later the referee called time.
Swans team:- R.Ferguson, O.Dillon, E.Demescio, T.Munns, S.Bowen,W.Slack, C.Tomes, S.Kitkat, C.Foskett, C.Peters, P., G.Climie, M.Peters, C.Moag, J.Casey, N.McMath, M.Seaton, M.Spencer