Narberth 34 
Trebanos 12

Narberth made it two wins in as many league matches against a hard-working Trebanos side which battled away but were unable to match The Otters in terms of their try scoring capabilities, writes Bill Carne.
In the final analysis the home side held the upper hand in most areas and were rewarded with a 5-2 try count in their favour and led 12-0 at the interval – although Trebanos half backs Jay Weaver and especially No 10 Tom Dew posed a threat with ball in hand.
Otters create space out wide
It was Dew who made the first telling break of the afternoon but was quickly closed down by Tom Powell, Steff Phillips and skipper Richie Rees – and the Otters created space wide on the left via Jonathan Rogers, Joe Hutchings and Jake Jenkins before winger Josh Davies cleverly supplied the scoring pass.
Nick Gale surprisingly missed the conversion and a penalty attempt but was rock solid in defence and helped set up his team’s second score, which came right on half time as The Otters camped on the Trebanos line for several forays before referee Tom Spurrier, who had a good game, finally lost patience and awarded them a penalty try.
Trebanos start second half well – but The Otters soon bounce back
Trebanos started the second period with a bang when flanker Rhydian George before centres Steff Lewis and Ewan Gully put pacy winger Kieran Weightman in for an unconverted try.
It certainly spurred Narberth into a realisation that there was still work to do as their pack took play close before Rogers quickly spread play right and gale joined the line at just the right time to slice through for a quality try in the corner which he managed to convert as a real bonus.
Good home tries to finish in style
Within minutes the home side created another cracking score and again it was smooth handling at pace which allowed winger Dafydd Pritchard to provide the bonus-point score.
But they still showed the odd sign of early-season sloppiness and when a pass was fumbled near half way it allowed Trebanos centre Ewan Gully to race to the line for a soft try converted by Dew.
But Narberth settled things down and a Gale penalty made the game safe – and there was still time for The Otters to grab another seven points as outstanding flanker Tom Powell was handed space wide on the right – and Gale curled his left footed conversion between the posts.
Manager’s View – Sean Gale: Of course I’m pleased with the final scoreline and especially a bonus point, which I felt we fully deserved. Our pack played well, especially in defence and we showed we are capable of scoring quality tries from our relatively new back division. We had a strong replacements’ bench and we were pleased to give them all some match time.”
Narberth: Nick Gale: Dafydd Pritchard; Joe Hutchings; Jake Jenkins; Josh Davies: Jonathan Rogers; Lewys Gibby: Dan Jacobs; Rhodri Owens; Tom Kaijaks: Roy Osborn; Jake Baker: Richard Rees (Capt); Tom Powell; Steff Phillips. Replacements: Kyle Hamer; Bradley Davies; Alex Jenkins; Rhys Lane; Ianto Griffiths.