SWANAGE & WAREHAM 29pts WALCOT 21pts
In their latest home game in Southern Counties league, Swans welcomed Walcot, a team from Bath, to Bestwall last Satrurday. It promised to be a tough encounter and so it proved.
Swans faced a stiff breeze in the first half and after a penalty to Walcot, the ball came back to the Walcot fly half who calmly dropped a goal after 4 minutes. Walcot continued to press Swans backwards, but Swans defence and strong tackling kept the visitors out. However after 21 minutes a penalty to Walcot resulted in them increasing their lead to six points. The game was littered with a few penalties to each side but clos to the half time whistle another penalty to Walcot on Swans 22 resulted in the half time score Swans 0pts Walcot 9pts.
Soon after the restart a penalty to Swans took them into the Walcot 22 and after a couple of phases Swans no.8 Kirk Jones powered over the try line. Steve Woolley converted (7pts – 9pts) Walcot had a couple of penalties to take them back into Swans territory and after 55 minutes a catch/drive move had the visitors scoring a converted try(7pts – 16pts). From the kick off a mistake by Walcot had the ball rebounding to replacement winger Olly Dillon, who raced down the wing to score in the corner to put Swans on 12pts. Swans were using the wind to put pressure on Walcot and the ball came out to Swans full back George Crouch who beat a couple of defenders to score out wide. Woolley added the extras to put Swans in the lead for the first time.(19pts – 16pts). With ten minutes to go a move along Swans three-quarters to Olly Dillon who beat the full back to increase Swans lead to 26-16 as Woolley converted from the touchline. Swans continued to press and with four minutes to go Steve Woolley added a penalty goal . In the final play of the match Walcot scored a consolation try close to the posts, but the conversion was missed leaving the final score Swanage & Wareham 29pts Walcot 21pts Swans team:- G.Crouch, R.Ferguson, E.Dimescio, L.Esera, S.Bowen, S.Woolley, O.Peters, Z.Wyburgh, C.Foskett, A.Crouch, K.Salina, G.Climie, Z.Payne-Faulkner, M.Roberts, K.Jones, S.Waterman, J.Jenner, O.Dillon.