SHERBORNE 29pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 9pts
Swanage & Wareham travelled to near neighbours Sherborne, and suffered their first defeat of the season there with the hosts playing the windy conditions far better than Swans.
In the first minute Sherborne kicked the ball into Swans 5 metre line, and after a couple of lineouts Sherborne with a catch/drive move scored a try in the corner. Swans had a couple of phases in the hosts territory but a penalty to Sherborne after 12 minutes increased their lead to 8pts.Another penalty to Sherborne after twenty minutes took the score to 11pts – nil. However Swans came back with a penalty by Steve Woolley after 25 minutes to put Swans on the scoreboard. Five minutes later Woolley added a second penalty to take the score to 11pts – 6pts. Sherborne were not finished and after 35 minutes they scored a try under the posts to make the half time score Sherborne 18pts Swans 6pts.
With the wind in the second half Swans continued to try and play rugby, but made several mistakes witch the hosts capitalised on. After 48 minutes they added another penalty and 5 minutes later they added another penalty to make the score 24pts – 6pts. Woolley made it 9pts to Swans with a penalty after 54 minutes, but on the hour mark a bad kick by Swans had the hosts winger catching the ball, passing to his centre, receiving the ball back and scoring a try under the posts. 29pts – 9pts. In the 15mnutes Swans had a series of penalties in the Sherborne 22, twice the ball was held up over the hosts line, once the ball was knocked on over the Sherborne line, but Swans could not score leaving the final score Sherborne 29pts Swans 9pts.
Swans team:- G.Crouch, R.Ferguson, M.Spencer, L.Esera, S.Bowen, S Woolley, C.Moag, S.Waterman, C.Peters, A.Crouch, K.Salina, M.Seaton, K.Jones, M.Roberts, J.Casey(cpt), Z.Wyburgh, G.Climie, J.Blackmore.