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Otters earn excellent win at Glamorgan

ON Saturday (Apr 2), Narberth travelled to Glamorgan Wanderers and came away with an excellent win having played some outstanding rugby.

Their last encounter on that ground ended in a 26-26 draw but on this occasion the Otters ran out comfortable winners as they scored seven tries.

From the kick off the Narberth team immediately regained possession and drove towards the Wanderers line. A series of rucks followed with fly half Jonny George, who was making his debut for Narberth, eventually forcing his way over the line for a try which he duly converted.

When play resumed, a kick out of defence by George MacDonald was recovered by Rhys Williams and quick ball enabled Jordan Roberts to breach the defence and then pass to MacDonald who was brought down and lost possession five metres from the Wanderers line. From the resulting scrum Narberth pushed the Wanderers off the ball and No.8 Richie Rees dived over to score. George converted (0-14).

Minutes later a deft kick from George over the advancing Wanderers centres was collected by Roberts and two inside passes resulted in the supporting Williams running in under the posts for another try which George again converted.

The Otters were then awarded a penalty for a late tackle and George extended the lead (0-24).

Both teams were attempting to run the ball at every opportunity and from broken play MacDonald scampered down the blindside of a ruck and passed to supporting winger Josh Davies who ran in a further try which George duly converted to bring the half time score to 0-31 in favour of the Otters.

After the break the Wanderers came out with renewed vigour and were putting Narberth under a lot of pressure.

From an overthrow at a Narberth lineout Wanderers gained possession and charged downfield. From the ensuing ruck the ball was quickly spread wide and the Wanderers full back crossed for a try which their fly half converted.

However Narberth got straight back into the game when from a driving lineout close to the Wanderers line Prop Bradley Davies was able to force his way over for a try which went unconverted (7-36).

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Then, from a lineout on the halfway line Jordan Roberts made a break but was ankle-tapped. He executed a marvellous forward roll, regained his feet and passed to the supporting MacDonald who scored in the corner. George converted.

Wanderers refused to give up and after further pressure on the Narberth line their hooker managed to squeeze over in the corner for an unconverted try.

Narberth responded with a try from replacement Prop Dan Smith which George converted but Wanderers managed to cross the Narberth line on one last occasion to bring the final score to 17-50 in favour of the Otters.