HARRY Spyers's finely-taken first-half try helped Swanage & Wareham register a 20-15 victory over Southern Counties South rivals Yeovil.

Swans came from behind and edged a tight encounter at Bestwall to record their third win of the season.

An unconverted try saw Yeovil forge ahead after just six minutes before Stephen Woolley's penalty reduced the arrears almost immediately.

Swans winger Conrad Phillips was involved as the hosts took the lead through Spyers in the 27th minute.

Phillips burst down the right wing before the ball went through several hands and out to Spyers who outpaced the Yeovil defence from around 30 metres to score in the corner.

Woolley added the extras from out wide as Swans opened a 10-5 lead before the same player put over a penalty to make it 13-5.

Swans were forced to start the second half with just 13 men after two had been sin-binned at the end of the opening period.

And having survived the first 10 minutes without conceding, Swans added to their lead when prop forward Zach Wyburgh used his power to touch down close to the posts. Woolley again added the extras to make it 20-5.

Although Yeovil forced two tries, both conversions were missed and Swans held on for victory.

Swans: Barton, Phillips, Strange, Elford (Smith 70), Spyers, Woolley, Tomes, Wyburgh, Ovey, Audley (Scott, 64), Penney, Desmond, McCaffrey, Roberts, (Dicker, 63), Jones.