NARBERTH bounced back at the weekend in some style as the Otters second string side knocked Tenby Firsts out of the Pembrokeshire Cup.

It had been a chastisening weekend the week before with all three Narberth sides losing their respective ties.

Sitting in the stands, head coach Sean Gale would have looked on with a wry smile as the devleopment squad put to the sword a Tenby side brimming with experience. 

Narberth came through 32-10 in a hard fought game in front of a large crowd. 

Tenby went two tries up and could have been 17-0 ahead but for missed kicks.

In the preceding week the ground had been inundated with the monsoon-like rains of the stormy season. Thankfully, for the game, the pitch was in remarkably good condition.

It looked like the young Otters were out of their depth against a more experienced and older Tenby team, but hooker Tom Clarke scored a lovely try with a great show and go down the right wing late in the first half which gave the young Otters some belief in themselves.

The Narberth supporters were nervous how the second half would turn out because Tenby had been very good on the floor in the rucks cleaning out the ball and distributing it quickly.

For the Narberth supporters the second half was unbelievable.

Kaleb Higgon came on at tight head to steady the scrum, Shane Rossiter kicked two kicks to nudge Narberth in front then the young Otters really started to play quick ball rugby passing along the line.

The large crowd were making themselves heard and Lewys Thomson scored in the corner, then Josh Hamer went over for try number three.

After the score both teams rolled on their replacements.

Harri Harries grew in confidence as the game went on and made a lovely break, Will “Pop” Davies  and Ifan Rees fed Lewys Thomson on the left wing into space and the winger finished a lovely move to score again in the corner. The crowd by this point were going wild.

After the game a club spokesperson came out and said: "For the Otters it was a fabulous result and occasion for this young side, who played some great rugby in the second half.

"A great advert for local grassroots rugby."

Senior coach Gale was scouting for upcoming talent of the young squad and was suitably impressed at the end of the game.

He had already singled out the likes of Josh Hamer, Lewys Thompson, Tom Clarke, Ryan Scourfield, Dylan Walsh, Harri Harries and Jordan James, all of whom featured prominently in the game.

The sponsors Man of the Match was full back Shane Rossiter for a great all round display.

Pembrokeshire Cup results:  Neyland 0-26 Fishguard & Goodwick 

Pembrokeshrie Cup fixtures: Whitland vs Cardigan, Thursday Oct 25, KO 7.15pm