DORCHESTER 13pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 38pts
In their first game of the new season, Swans had to travel to near neighbours Dorchester, and after a tough first half, Swans pulled away in the second half to come away with a comfortable victory.
Swans started the first half by giving away a series of penalties to Dorchester, putting them on the back foot, but the Swans defence held out until the 15th minute when a penalty in front of the posts had Dorchester’s fly half Alex Peel converting. A couple of penalties to Swans took them into the hosts 22, and after a couple of phases Swans no.8 Kirk Jones powered over the line.(3pts – 5pts). Dorchester continued to attack as Swans gave away other penalties, and a move by the home side had winger Brook Legg crossing the line. Peel added the extras putting the hosts 10pts – 5pts ahead at the interval.
From the restart Swans transgressed again and from the penalty Peel put Dorchester 13pts- 5pts ahead. Swans responded with a move down the right, and wing forward Matt Roberts went over the try line. Steve Woolley converted(13pts – 12pts). 5 minutes later a move along Swans three-quarters to winger Sam Bowen had him beating the defence to score in the corner. Woolley added the extras(13pts – 19pts). Swans were on top and as the hosts tired Swans were dominating the scrums, and from one of these replacement wing forward Jonny Blackmore crossed the line. Woolley converted.(13pts – 26pts) after 62 minutes. Swans should have increased the lead but instead of using the backs the forwards kept it to themselves. From one of these Swans no.8 Kirk Jones added his second try with 3 minutes to go to put Swans on 31pts. From the restart Swans moved the ball out to full back George Crouch who went in for Swans sixth try out wide. Woolley added the extras with the last kick of the game making the final score Dorchester 13pts Swanage & Wareham 38pts.