1st XV - Report
Date: Saturday 22nd December 2012 - Kick Off: 14:15
Midland Division - Midlands 4 East (South)
On a pitch that was more suitable for planting rice than playing rugby Swifts totally dominated Bourne in every aspect of the game.
Swifts opened the scoring in the first 10 minutes when Paul Cooper went over in the corner following a period of sustained pressure from the forwards. Conversion missed.
The second try came from player coach Sam Richbell who came up with the ball after a driving maul from an attacking line out. Conversion missed.
Richbell scored Swifts third try with a pick and drive from the base of the scrum. Converted by Richbell.
Swifts bonus point try came before half time when Simon Bunday fed the ball to Phil Cliff who bounced off a couple if tacklers to score under the posts to give Richbell an easy conversion.
H/T 24 - 0
The second half started with Swifts still in total control and got the scoreboard ticking over when Ben Wooldridge scored out wide when the Swifts back line tore through their opposite numbers. Conversion missed.
Simon Bunday scored the try of the game when belying his great age he ran the ball in from 35 metres without a defender getting near him. Con missed
Rob Rowland claimed the seventh try in the 60th minute from a catch and drive at a line out. Con missed.
Bunday scored his second and Swifts eighth try again following good work in the backs. Converted by Richbell
Winger Cooper ran in his second try and Swifts ninth and last try out wide to seal a good home win in appalling conditions.