SWANAGE & WAREHAM 24pts NORTH DORSET 31pts
Swans had a home game last Saturday against North Dorset, and just as last week Swans gave away plenty of penalties, but whilst it was overcome against Blandford, it was fatal against a more competitive North Dorset.
It took the visitors two minutes to receive their first penalty and a move by North Dorset sent wing forward Henry Lunn in for a try. Tom Stewart converted. Swans responded and got into the North Dorset 22, but gave away a penalty on the visitors line. Penalties on 13 minutes took North Dorset back into Swans 22,and from a tap winger Jack Canning went in for a try. Stewart converted(0pts- 14pts). Swans replied on 24 minutes, when they received a penalty inside the North Dorset 22, they tapped the ball and from a ruck captain James Casey powered over the line. Steve Woolley converted.(7pts – 14pts). From the restart Swans transgressed again giving away two penalties from which a move by the visitors had winger Lewis Munster scoring under the posts. Stewart converted 7pts – 21pts. However, Swans replied with a move with a move along their three-quarters out to wing forward Conor Moag who scored close to the posts, Woolley converted taking Swans to 14pts. Just before the break Swans had a penalty in front of the posts which Woolley put over to make the half time score Swans 17pts North Dorset 21pts.
The second half started with Swans on the back foot, still giving away penalties, but Swans backs made progress into the visitors half frequently before it broke down. On 55 minutes a scrum on Swans line had a North Dorset forward scoring in the corner, which Stewart converted taking the visitors to 28pts.
With ten minutesto go a break away by Swans had centre Sam Bowen taking the ball and scoring in the corner. As he scored Steve Woolley was injured so Bowen took the conversion himself taking the score to 24pts – 28pts. In the final minute North Dorset had a penalty in front of the posts which Stewart put over to bring the final score to Swans 24pts North Dorset 31pts.