INJURY-hit Swanage & Wareham could not contain Warminster as they were beaten 33-10 in the Dorset & Wilts Senior Vase semi-final.

The game was even for the opening 10 minutes but not long after, Warminster made the breakthrough when they scored a converted try under the posts.

Almost straight from the restart, Swans were on the visitors’ try line and from a lineout, they powered over with prop Nick Audley claiming the score.

Warminster replied with a second converted try and although the hosts lost several players to injuries, minutes before the break they reduced the advantage.

Scrum-half Lee Hardy touched down and Steve Woolley fired against the post with the conversion, making the score 14-10 at half-time.

Early in the second period, the referee pulled up with a leg injury and was replaced by a new official.

Warminster added a converted try and handling errors proved costly for Swans as they tried to get back within touching distance.

The home side were reduced to 14 fit players with 12 minutes to go and Warminster added a couple more tries – one converted – in the dying embers.

Swans are next in action when they lock horns with Puddletown in Dorset & Wilts One South at their Bestwall headquarters on Saturday (3pm).