Narberth seconds 58-0 Aberystwyth seconds
THE new electronic scoreboard was put to very good use in the match. With 4 tries being scored in the first half and 5 in the second.
On a cold but dry Saturday afternoon, Narberth seconds welcomed Aberystwyth in the Scarlets Conference League. Although Narberth had a large squad of boys they were without their dedicated back row, so Rhys Jenkins (hooker) played on the flank, Tom Parsells a former scrum half playing his first game in 2 years, slotted in at No 8 and live wire scrum half Dylan Walsh playing on the other flank.
Aberystwyth travelled with 16 men and made life difficult for the young otters early on and never gave up throughout. Their pack was particularly strong at scrums and rucks but their back line was not as sharp and fast as The OTTERS. Narberth try scorers were Matty Lewis, Will Pop, who ran some lovely lines throughout the match he scored 2, Jordan James, Lewis Hough, Daf Walters, Harvey Jones, going over for his first senior try, Tom Parsells and Shane Rossiter went over for try no 9.
In a very sporting encounter 3 of the Narberth Players were congratulated by Coach Bill Ridge. He gave a big shout for Osian Phillips, Dafydd Walters and Gethin Thomas for helping Aberystwyth out when they lost a few players to injuries.
Narberth Man of the Match was Tom Parsells for an outstanding effort at no 8, but it was a close call with Rhys Jenkins, Dylan Walsh and Will Pop all having outstanding games in what was an entertaining match.
Narberth seconds’ next game sees them play Newcastle Emlyn next Saturday, January 29.
Report by Team Manager Bill Ridge, Photos by Elwyn Davies and Myrddin Dennis