Otters win in style
2:00pm Thursday 1st November 2012 in Sport
Bridgend Athletic 27
Narberth have served up entertaining rugby all season and their home match against Bridgend Athletic was no exception as The Otters ran in six tries to their opponents’ three.
They were 15-6 to the good at half time as Adrian Killa put them in front from a tapped penalty and skipper Steve Martin raced over for a try as reward for good handling, with James Russell slotting a conversion.
He also added a penalty but The Athletic responded with two penalties of their own by outside half Stephen Lewis.
Tom Bonnell scored after six minutes of the second period and Russell converted, but when back rower Gareth Bateman was yellowcarded The Otters conceded a try for full back Mark Bennett-Jones which Lewis converted for the visitors.
Home full back Johnny Morgan now looks a class act and he raced through for two tries, both the result of clever kicks by Morris, who converted the second after Russell had goaled the first.
Sandwiched in between was a second try for the Athletic by Bennett-Jones, converted by Lewis, but the Otters made sure of victory when hooker Dan Smith ploughed through for an unconverted try in the left corner.
Bridgend Athletic had the final word when Rhys Ward- Jones scored a try which Lewis again converted but it was too little, too late as Narberth’s running rugby earned them a deserved win and a bonus point as well.
Narberth: Johnny Morgan, Tom Bonnell, James Russell, Steve Martin (capt), Rhys Roberts, Stuart Morris, Adrian Killa, Steffan Jones, Dan Smith, TomSlater, Giles Vaughan, Alex Jenkins, Gareth Bateman, Wayne Williams, Timoci Kaumaitotoya.
Replacements: Richard Davies, Jarred Bayliss, Lawrence Reynolds, Lewis Davies, Steffan Phillips.