SWANAGE & WAREHAM 28pts COMBE DOWN 15pts
Swanage & Wareham welcomed Combe Down to Bestwall last Saturday in their latest Southern Counties league fixture.
Swans started as they have for the last three games giving away a penalty in the first minute. However this one came to nothing, but two minutes later they repeated this on their own 22, and Combe Down scored a converted try to give the visitors a 7pts lead. After 10 minutes the Combe Down hooker was yellow carded for a high tackle giving Swans their first penalty. Two minutes later the visitors had another penalty which was converted giving Combe Down a 10pts lead. The game was quite competitive for the next ten minutes but a couple of penalties to Swans took the hosts into the 22 and from a scrum Swans prop forward Zach Wyburgh powered over the try line to make the score 5pts – 10pts after 22 minutes. Swans three-quarters were dominating the play, and the pack were starting to outplay the Combe Down forwards. The penalties count seemed to favour Swans and two minutes from the interval one was converted by Swans winger Sam Bowen. Half Time Swans 8pts Combe Down 10pts.
A couple of penalties to each side started the half but from a knock on Swans put pressure on the Combe Down pack, Swans went clear down the blind side to winger Sam Bowen who scored out wide.(13pts-10pts). From the restart Swans put the ball back inside the visitors 22, and from a scrum, wing forward Jonny Blackmoore powered his way over the line after 52 minutes to put Swans 18pts – 10pts ahead. After 60 minutes a Swans move along the three-quarters out to winger Sam Bowen who crossed the line but ran round to score under the posts. He converted himself(25pts – 10pts). Ten minutes later Combe Down from a penalty moved into Swans 22 and from a scrum scored in the corner to make their score 15pts. Four minutes from the end a penalty inside the visitors 22 had Sam Bowen putting it over to bring the final score Swans 28pts Combe Down 15pts
Swans team :-O.Dillon, O.Peters,,E.Dimescio,D.Elford S.Bowen, W.Slack,C.Tomes, Z.Wyburgh,C.Foskett,C.Peters, K.Salina,,M.Seaton,J.Blackmoore,M.Roberts, J.Casey,S.Kitkat,E. Bainy .M.Spencer