Swindon coach refuses to think about promotion

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Swindon Rugby Club stormed to their fourth consecutive win of the season on Saturday, beating Swanage & Wareham 60-22 at Greenbridge Road

The result itself pleased head coach Sean Lynn but he wasn’t impressed with Swindon’s first half performance.

Despite the club’s fine start to the season which leaves them top of South West 1 East, Lynn also refused to talk about his side’s chances of promotion.

Click on the video above to watch Lynn’s interview.

Hosts Swindon got off to the perfect start when Adam Dobie crossed the Swanage & Wareham try line on just three minutes.

Pack leader Ben Saville then powered his way over for Swindon’s second try, just 11 minutes later, with Adam Westall adding the extra points.

But despite their flying start, Swindon seemed to take their foot of the gas soon after as Swanage put their first points on the board courtesy of a penalty.

The visitors then added two converted tries to suddenly leave Swindon chasing the game.

Westall added a penalty just before the interval but still Swindon trailed 17-15 at half-time.

A rousing team talk at the break by head coach Sean Lynn and skipper Westall seemed to wake Swindon up as the Greenbridge Road side produced a commanding second half performance.

First, Jack Badminton crossed the whitewash early on with Westall converting. Then Alex Whittaker scored after a great interchange with Mike Thompson.

Dobie and Badminton then added their second tries of the game with Westall converting to leave Swindon firmly in control of the match, leading 41-17.

Jordan Sheppard was the next Swindon player to cross the Swanage line, with Westall again on target with the extra points.

David Cox then crossed the line on his return to first team duties before Swanage responded with a consolation try – their only score of the second half.

Sheppard then completed the Swindon scoring, touching down after some great support play by Joshua Haynes with Westall converting.

The win ensured Swindon remain top of South West 1 East, two points ahead of second-placed Newbury Blues.

Swindon are next in action when they travel to Grove on October 10th.