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WALCOT v SWANAGE & WAREHAM

WALCOT 14pts  SWANAGE & WAREHAM 13pts

            Swans had to travel to Bath to play against Walcot, and on a drizzly, and foggy day succumbed to a late defeat.

            After an even start, Swans gave away a penalty after 4 minutes, and from a long way out Walcot landed the kick to put them 3pts ahead. The play was mainly in the centre of midfield for most of the next  20 minutes but the ball came out to winger Ollie Dillon 50metres out he beat his opposite winger, cut inside, and went through a gap to score under the posts for a brilliant solo try. Fly half Will Slack added the extra putting Swans up by 7pts – 3pts. Ten minutes later Walcot were in Swans 22, when Swans gave away a penalty in front of the posts which Walcot converted to give the hosts 6pts. Swans had a penalty  from the restart out wide and from 35 metres Will Slack slotted the kick.(6pts -10pts). Nothing much happened in the last 8 minutes so the half time was Walcot 6pts Swans 10pts.

                        The second half was littered with penalties, but the defences were on top. Walcot tried to keep the game in the forwards, but Swans tried spinning the ball out to the three-quarters. Swans had a penalty attempt after 65 minutes which Will Slack put over to take Swans to a 6pts-13pts advantage, but with 10 minutes to go Walcot replied with a penalty kick of their own. A couple of penalties to each side followed  but Walcot put the ball into Swans 22, and from the line out they tried a catch/drive  move, but Swans held them up over the line. In the last two minutes Walcot had several penalties on the Swans line, which they tapped but Swans defence held them back, but eventually Swans could not prevent a score in the corner with the last move of the game, giving the home side victory by 14pts – 13pts.

Swans team:-M.Spencer,L.Reeves,E.Dimecio,C.Moag,O.Dillon,W.Slack,O.Peters,S.Waterman,C.Foskett, A.Crouch,G.Slack,G.Climie,Z.Payne-Faulkner,M.Roberts,K.Jones,Z.Wyburgh, G.Smith.E.Bainy

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