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OTTERS UPSET SWANSEA

Line Out: Adam Clark leaps to get the ball.

Narberth 13

Swansea 12

Line Out: Adam Clark leaps to get the ball.
Line Out:
Adam Clark leaps to get the ball.

THE OTTERS produced one of their finest performances as Swansea became the latest side to come unstuck against pembrokeshire’s highest placed side. The collective Otter pack were outstanding in wet conditions, as Stuart Worrall and Adam Clark worked tirelessly to secure ball for Narberth in the mud. Otter outside half Ianto Griffiths struck an early penalty for the home side, before Swansea were awarded a penalty try when Narberth was judged to have collapsed a driving maul.

Nicky Thomas added the conversion. As both sides battled each other and the elements, Swansea winger Joe Thomas raced away for an unconverted try after what looked like a blatant forward pass. However referee Greg Morgan allowed play to continue, with Swansea going into the break 12-3 to the good. Griffiths uncharacteristically missed a penalty early in the second period, before some bizarre play saw Rhys Lane take a quick penalty and dive over, Griffiths this time making to mistake in adding the extras.

As the Otters pack began to increase their dominance, they were awarded a penalty, as lazy Swansea players were reluctant to roll away from the tackle. Griffiths stepped up to kick a difficult penalty, which gave the Otters the lead, 13-12. In the dying moments, no spectator could question the commitment of the 30 players on the field, as each one gave everything in attack and defence. It was the Narberth men who raised their arms in triumph as the final whistle blew.