ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT 2nd 10pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 22pts
Swanage & Wareham had to make the long trip to Royal Wootton Bassett, and after a terrible start managed to come away with a victory.
From the kick off Swans gave away a penalty which the home side put into Swans 5 metre line. Another mistake on the line resulted in a second penalty, which resulted in a tap penalty close to the posts for a home try. This was converted giving Wootton Bassett a 7pts lead. Swans continued to give away more penalties and after 12 minutes the hosts converted one. A long kick by the home side did not find touch which was fielded by Swans full back,George Crouch who proceded to make ground, moving inside to score an individual try under the posts. Fly half Jamie Foskett added the extras ( 10pts – 7pts) after 20 minutes. The play was even for most of the next ten minutes with both sides attacking but the defences held firm. However a series of penalties to Swans took them into the hosts 22 and after 35 minutes Jamie Foskett landed one to make the half time score Wootton Bassett 10pts Swans 10pts.
The second half started well for Swans for after 5 minutes following a scrum the ball was picked up by Swans flank forward Jonny Blackmore who ran 40 metres unopposed to score under the posts. Jamie Foskett added the conversion (10pts – 17pts). Wootton Bassett then upped their game and came at Swans -with their three-quarters spreading the ball wide, but Swans defence was superb with fierce tackling so that the home side could not penetrate Swans line. Swans withstood this for 15 or so minutes, but Swans eventually cleared their lines with a few penalties. However a couple of penalties to the hosts took them back into the Swans 22 but from a line out the ball once again came to Jonny Blackmore who raced all the way to the home teams try line to score his second break away try after 75 minutes. Foskett hit the upright with his conversion attempt. Final Score Royal Wootton Bassett 2nd 10pts Swanage & Wareham 22pts.
Swans team:- G.Crouch, S.Bowen, E.Dimescio, L.Esera, O.Dillon, J.Foskett, O.Peters, Z.Wyburgh, A.Crouch, S.Waterman, M.Seaton, K.Salina, J.Blackmore, C.Moag, M.Roberts, N.Audley, T.Holland, W.Slack