Championship: Narberth 13-10 Tata Steel

Narberthtook advantage of Cardiff Met not playing by grinding out a narrow win against Tata Steel - on a heavy Lewis Lloyd pitch in a match played in abject conditions.

It was never going to be a high-scoring match but The Otters showed great determination to claw their way back from ten-point interval deficit and once again it was the siege-gun kicking of winger Nick Gale which settled the contest.

With the game heading for a draw, he nailed the match-winning three-pointer from inside his own half as The Otters remained in the hunt for a top two finish. 

It was the visitors who took first use of the elements and established that interval advantage thanks to a try by flanker Scott Maloney, converted by No 10 Dan Guerreiro, who also slotted a penalty.

The Otters had half chances which came to nought but whatever coach Sean Gale said at the interval worked as the entire team seemed to raise the tempo and it was flanker Andrew Cooke who claimed a try from a rolling maul early in the second period which Gale converted, before hauling his side level with a well-judged penalty.

Then The Otters were awarded that penalty 54 metres out and with the wind behind him, Gale belted the ball between the uprights and The Otters held out well in the final minutes.

"It was a hard day at the office but we wereglad to come away with the win as conditions were atrocious", said team manager Chris James.

"We played against the elements first half against a well drilled Tata side, and to come nack fro 10-0 and win by three points was a relief to us all."

Narberth: Ianto Griffiths, Nick Gale, Kieron Jones, Jack Price, Lawrence Headlam, Jonathan Rogers, Lewys Gibby, Bradley Davies, Rhodri Owens, Tom Slater, Tom Kaijaks, Alex Jenkins (Capt), Andrew Cooke, Tom Powell, Richard Rees. Replacements: Kyle Hamer, Dan Jacobs, Harry Phillips, Matthew Morgan, Yannic Parker.