SWANS 2nd v Trowbridge 2nd


Swans started well , following a penalty, Swans put the ball into the visitors 5 metres line and from the resulting line out a catch/drive move had veteran hooker Dobbin Elford going in for a try after 4 minutes. Will Slack added the extras(7pts-nil). A couple of penalties brought Trowbridge into the game, but Swans were dominating the scrums such that two props went off injured and after 25 minutes the game was reduced to uncontested scrums. From the first of these Swans went along the three-quarters to winger George Crouch who went in at the corner.(12pts – nil). Just before half time Swans put the ball in the air to the wing, it bounced awkwardly and Jonny Blackmore was on hand to touch the ball down. Will Slack converted. Half time Swans 2nd XV 19pts Trowbridge 2nd XV 0pts.

The second half was closer, and after a couple of penalties to Trowbridge after 48 minutes Trowbridge managed a try in the corner.(19pts – 5pts). From thereon Swans received a series of penalties from the referee but Trowbridge seemed to play tap and go which Swans defence easily mopped up. In the last couple of minutes from one of these the ball was dropped on Swans 5 metre line and Swans loose forward Lee Tabuia picked up the ball, crashed through the visitors three-quarters, and ran 90 metres to score under the posts. Joni Vosanbole added the extras leaving the final score at 26pts – 5pts as Swans advance to the final of the 2nd XV cup.

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