WEYMOUTH & PORTLAND 0pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 38pts
Swanage & Wareham had to make the short journey to play away at Weymouth in their latest league clash in Southern Counties league. After an unproductive first half Swans came good in the second half to produce a comfortable victory.
Swans played against a strong breeze in the first half and after 3 minutes Weymouth had a shot at goal from a penalty which went wide. Swans were on the defensive but good tackling prevented any home team advantage. Another shot at goal by Weymouth went wide, but a series of penalties by both sides resulted in disjointed play. After 20 minutes Swans could have taken the lead but Steve Woolley’s shot at goal faded just wide. That was the only action in the first half so the half time score was Weymouth 0pts Swanage& Wareham 0pts.
It was so different in the second half, a kick by Swans had them attacking the Weymouth line and after 42 minutes wing forward Kirk Jones powered his way over the try line. Five minutes later a kick was gathered by Swans full back George Crouch who from his own 22 evaded several tackles by Weymouth defenders to score a fine individual try under the posts. Steve Woolley converted(0pts – 12pts). Swans continued to press the Weymouth line and after a maul on the hosts line after 53 minutes prop forward Anthony Crouch, father of George Crouch went over. Woolley added the extras(0pts – 19pts). Just after the hour mark, a loose ball came out to winger Sam Bowen, who sped down the left wing from the half way line to score Swans bonus point try under the posts. Woolley converted., Weymouth had a ten minute spell in Swans half as Swans gave away a few penalties but Swans defence was adequate, and after 70 minutes Swans kicked clear and a move to Sam Bowen had him racing in for a try in the corner.(0pts – 31pts). As time was running out another penalty took Swans back into the Weymouth 22 and from a move centre Ed Dimacio, worked his way over the line for Swans sixth try. Woolley converted leaving the final score Weymouth & Portland 0pts Swanage& Wareham 38pts.
Swans team:-G.Crouch,S.Bowen, R.Ferguson, L.Esera, O.Dillon, S.Woolley, O.Peters, Z.Wyburgh, C.Foskett, A.Crouch, M.Seaton, Z.Payne-Faulkner, J.Blackmore, K.Jones, J.Casey(Cpt), S.Waterman, K.Salina, E.Dimacio