Towcestrians RFC get back on track with emphatic victory

Towcestrians travelled away to Swindon this week, having put themselves under pressure in the league following back to back defeats, and having only 4 games left to play and a slender lead at the top of the table, knew this was a must win. With conditions perfect for running rugby Tows got off to the ideal start, returning centre Ben Young crossing wide out, James Falvey converting from the touch to get into the groove and followed it with a penalty for an early Tows 0 - 10 lead, Tows ambition became their undoing as Swindon stripped the ball as Tows tried to run from deep and crossed for a score of their own, but Tows soon got back in...

Sad season continues for Swans as they go down heavily at home!

SWANAGE & WAREHAM 7pts WITNEY 33pts. Witney, from Oxfordshire, were the visitors to the Memorial ground at Bestwall for the latest game in Southwest One. Witney were fourth in the standings, so Swans were expecting a tough fixture. It took just two minutes for Witney to take the lead, as a lock forward charged through the Swans’ defence, made ground, passed inside to a centre Lewis Collins who scored close to the posts. Fly half George Lewis added the extras. (0pts – 7pts). In the next ten minutes swans gave away a series of penalties, but Witney could not capitalise. Swans were playing well from thereon and had most of the play in the opposition’s half, but a lot of niggling...

Newbury give Towcestrians RFC title blues

Towcestrians RFC 10 - Newbury Blues 12 Newbury Blues travelled to Greens Norton Road on Saturday and came away with an unlikely victory to upset Towcestrians title charge and inflict a League double and Tows only Home defeat of the season in an ill-tempered game. Tows started in the worst possible way attempting to clear their lines shortly after kick off, the kick held up in a strong breeze to come down in the arms of the Newbury winger who fed the Blues pacy full-back who out-paced the defensive cover to score, unconverted, to give Newbury an early 0 - 5 lead. Towcestrians then started to assert themselves and quickly gained the upper hand in the scrum, playing multiple phases but found...

Bad start costs Swanage & Wareham RFC

SWANAGE & WAREHAM 19pts SALISBURY 22pts. Swanage & Wareham welcomed out old friends and local rivals, Salisbury who are second in the standings in Southwest One, to Bestwall last Saturday, and following Swans impressive performance at Grove in their last game, the home side worked well and managed to pick up a losing bonus point. The game did not start well for Swans, as in the first minute a break down the right wing had Salisbury winger Dan Hammond crossing the try line for an early 5pts. In the first 5 minutes Swans gave away a series of penalties and it looked that the visitors would pile up the points. However Swans countered the pressure, cleared their lines and after 13...

Match Report – Maidenhead RFC 33 – Towcestrians RFC 19

Maidenhead RFC 33 - Towcestrians RFC 19 Promotion door thrown open as Tows crash to heavy defeat Towcestrians winning run of 11 straight league victories came to a shuddering halt, away from home, at the hands of a Maidenhead side who all week in the press had been promising to give the league leaders a bloody nose on their artificial surface and duly delivered Tows started well with a try through no.8 Craig Holton within the first 5 minutes, converted by James Falvey, but then started to cause their own problems pushing the game and conceding penalties, two of which were converted to get the home side back in the game, good play followed from the Maidenhead Full Back on his own...

Swans vital relegation game!

GROVE 0pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 17pts. For their latest game in Southwest One, Swanage & Wareham had to travel away to Grove, in Oxfordshire, a club which, as are Swans, in danger of relegation from this league. The game was played on a rather muddy field, which made handling difficult, and by half way through the second half it was hard to tell which side the players were on. Swans started with a couple of penalties which took them into the Grove 22, which the hosts cleared. Swans continued on the offensive and after 14 minutes from a line out on the Grove 5 metres line, Swans produced one of their catch/drive moves, to power over the Grove try line. From...

Match Report – Towcestrians 34 – Oxford Harlequins 3

Yuill Brilliance helps Tows extend lead at top Towcestrians knew they faced a tough test at home this week against a team that, historically, has caused them problems. Playing with a howling wind and driving rain at their backs it was important to get off to a fast start, the large vice presidents day crowd choosing to stay mainly in the comforts of the Tows Clubhouse, a few brave souls huddled under brollies, like penguins in snow storm. It was the visitors who started well, a penalty from Quins Hugh Dimond, Tows full-back James Falvey levelling things up a few minutes later with a penalty of his own. The Tows certainly looked to be up against it at scrum time against a...

Match report: Windsor v Swanage & Wareham

WINDSOR 32pts SWANAGE & WAREHAM 10pts. In their latest game in South West One, Swans had to travel to middle of the table, Windsor, and as expected it was a difficult fixture. Swans started off quite well, but as soon as Windsor obtained the ball it was passed along the three-quarters to the left winger who scored a converted try after 5 minutes. Swans had a chance to reduce the score, but the penalty kick drifted wide. Swans were performing well for the first 20 minutes or so, but a penalty to Windsor saw them increase their lead to 10pts. However as Swans were putting some pressure on the hosts a second row forward for Windsor, intercepted a pass and cantered...