IT turned into something of a rout as Narberth Seconds ran in five unanswered tries in their friendly against Cefneithin.

A youthful Otters side were rampant in the second half to beat Cefneithin 55-3.

The fixture was always going to be a tall order for Cefneithin who were playing their opening second’s match of the season with a mixture of social and first team players.

On the same day as Narberth seconds put Cefneithin to the sword, Narberth Youth came through away to Aberystwyth beating Aber 5-24 in the Pembrokeshire Under 18’s League.

And in other rugby news Whitland RFC made it through the first round of the Pembroke Cup, beating Cardigan 29-11 in their Thursday night encounter at the LLwyn Ty Gwyn.

In Narberth Second’s game against Cefneithin, the early exchanges were quite even until George Macdonald, who stepped down from the Firsts to help out at scrum half, made a lovely little break to score under the posts.

It was Macdonald again showing his electric pace that added the second try with a lovely dart down the blindside to score.

Dan Owens then trundled over for the third try, Ifan Rees converting them all, giving the Otters a 21-3 half time lead.

In the second half Cefneithin began to tire while Narberth’s youngsters picked up the pace.

In an inspired decision by coach and ex-Gloucester man James Merriman, Harri Harries moved to scrum half, Will “Pop” came on at ten and Ifan Rees moved off the wing into the centre.

The changes made the backline click, Harvey Jones and Ifan Rees making breaks and showing great hands in difficult conditions to help Narberth run in five unanswered tries from Will “Pop”, Josh Hamer, Ryan Scourfield, Shane Rossiter and man of the match Ifan Rees.

A spokesperson for the club said: “It was a great runout for the team and they had a great welcome from the Cefneithin Club.”

On the same day as Narberth seconds put Cefneithin to the sword, Narberth Youth team beat Aberystwyth 5-24 in the U18s League.

Heavy rain made for difficult playing conditions but despite this Aberystwyth’s backs carried well helping the home side gain an early lead with a well taken try.

However that was to prove Aber’s only score as Narberth bounced back with four tries scored by Ioan Phillips, Elliot Evans, Joe Davies Breeze and Owen Llewellyn. Charlie Phillips converted two of the tries.

Narberth’s ability to move the ball wide in difficult conditions was the difference in what was described as a ‘satisfying away win’.

Next week, November 13, Narberth’s Firsts play at home to Neath in the opener of their Championship league campaign, KO 2.30pm.

Whitland host Crymych RFC in the Admiral National League 1 West on November 13, KO 2.30pm.