Championship: Bargoed 52-6 Narberth

Narberth battled bravely until half time against unbeaten Bargoed, but after trailing by only 6-10 at the interval the wheels really came off for The Otters as the home side ran in another six converted tries in the second period.

Bargoed were ten points ahead after as many minutes as outside half Steffan Jones landed a fifth-minute penalty and then added the extra points to a try by Benny Kines.

It is to Narberth’s credit that they didn’t buckle and right at the end of the half atheir pack got in the driving seat, and secured two penalties which full back Nick Gale converted.

But the pressure began to tell after the oranges and within six minutes James Leadbetter crossed the whitewash for full back Josh Prosser to convert and he found the target again after 50 minutes when Kines claimed his second try.

Although Narberth battled manfully to try and stem the flow they conceded further tries to prop Adam Powell, replacement second row Matthew Thomas and winger Duane Dyer (2), the first two goaled by Prosser before Steff Jones returned to the action to convert both Dyer’s scores.

There is no doubt that The Otters found that second half hard going and coach Sean Gale will be looking for them to bounce back on Saturday as they entertain Cross Keys.

Narberth: Nick Gale, Josh Davies, Joe Hutchings, Jake Jenkins, Elliot Dawe, Jonathan Rogers, Lewys Gibby, Bradley Davies, Rhodri Owen, Tom Slater, Jake Baker, Alex Jenkins (capt), Dewi Williams, Tom Powell, Roy Osborn. Replacements: Dan Smith, Dan Jacobs, Steff Phillips, Ianto Griffiths, Rhys Lane.