IN ATROCIOUS conditions, Nick Gale became hero of the hour for Narberth as his last minute penalty
secured the victory for the Otters.
The weather played its role in this low scoring affair as both sides looked to build momentum, but the wet and windy conditions meant errors were common. Some solid play from the Otters’ forwards allowed them to claw their way into the Newbridge half, before outside half Ianto Griffiths slotted a close range penalty to give the home side a three-point lead.
The conditions became even worse as the game progressed, as the green grass of the Lewis Lloyd Ground became muddy and heavy. Narberth were sliced open by Lee Hudd, as the Newbridge winger touched down for an unconverted try.
Narberth instantly regrouped. Knowing a penalty or drop goal would secure the slimist of victory, the forwards dragged the Narberth side into the Newbridge half, before winning a penalty at the break down.
Nick Gale, the replacement winger, struck a beautiful penalty with his left foot as the ball flew through the air between the uprights, allowing Narberth to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Narberth retain their second position in the league, and travel to eighth placed Tata Steel on the November 23.