SWANAGE & WAREHAM 5pts SWINDON 10pts
Although it was a low scoring game it was a thoroughly entertaining contest but it was a game that Swans should have won, having had much more of the territory and possession during the game.
From the kick off Swans were in the Swindon 22, and they remained in there for the first ten minutes before giving away a penalty so the visitors could clear their lines. A second penalty a minute later on Swans 10 meter line had Swindon centre Adam Westall landed the penalty from 45metres to give Swindon the lead at 0pts – 3pts against the run of play. From thereon the play was frantic, with both sides throwing the ball wide, with some ferocious tackling from both sides, but with Swans having the upper hand. However after half an hour Swans gave away a couple of penalties taking Swindon up to Swans 5 metre line, and from a resulting scrum Swindon powered over the line with Swindon No.8 Wayne Lower touching down in the corner. Adam Westall added the extras giving Swindon a 10pts advantage at half time.
From the restart Swindon were on the attack in Swans 22 for the first five minutes, but Swans cleared their lines mounting an attack of their own through the backs. On 50 minutes Adam Westall missed a penalty conversion attempt to put Swindon further ahead. Just before the hour mark Swans received three penalties on the trot taking them into the Swindon 22. From the scrum the ball was worked back to the three quarters when” Big D.Degei, who came on as a replacement, scrambled over the try line in the corner. The conversion was missed.(5pts – 10pts). In hour the last quarter of an hour it was a perpetual Swans attack inside the Swindon 22, A number of penalties were conceded by Swindon, Swans tried lineouts, scrums,throwing the ball out to the three quarters, but whatever they did the Swindon defence coped. In the last five minutes Swans managed several scrums close to the try line, some were collapsed by Swindon, a yellow card was issued to a Swindon flank forward but the referee refused to award a penalty try and at the end of the game Swindon put the ball out of play.
Swans Team:- K.Barton,O.Dillon,I.Veremu,T.Holland,R.Ferguson,A.Rokoua,L.Robinson.
S.Waterman,W.Ravanokula, T.Qioleua D.Degei