Narberth 59 Trebanos 18

If you want to see a high standard of local rugby rather than some of the dour stuff often churned out on obscure pre-paid sports channels look no further than the Lewis Lloyd Ground, Narberth.

The large crowd who turned out to watch the Otters in their first league match were treated to some scintillating rugby with eleven tries scored in all.

With a new coaching team and some new young talented players, the Otters' faithful supporters were unsure of what might unfold, but they had nothing to worry about.

The team put in an excellent performance against a very good Trebanos side, with some very quick backs who tested and stretched the Otters' defence throughout the match.

With some brilliant support play, scoring was free flowing throughout the match.

Narberth showed that they can work the ball into the right areas with some impressive handling from forwards Tom Slater, Roy Osborn and Will Blackburn.

Western Telegraph: Winning the ball in the line-out.Winning the ball in the line-out. (Image: Narberth RFC)

Lewys Gibby, at scrum half, showed his speed and agility to notch up a hat-trick of tries and winger Dean James showed his power and strength up the touchline on a number of occasions, which resulted in him crossing the try line on two occasions.

Captain and flanker Tom Powell showed a tremendous work ethic throughout the match and was also rewarded for his industry with two tries.

Centre Ilan Phillips showed his class on numerous occasions and with great footwork was rewarded with a try, and the final try went deservedly to No.6 Josh Hamer who tackled hard and worked tirelessly throughout.

Two Narberth tries were scored from attacking moves which started near their own try line, which brought rapturous applause from the home crowd.

The Otters' final try count was nine, with five converted by Jonathan Rogers and two by Ianto Griffiths.

In all fairness, Trebanos played their part in this exciting match and never gave up during the match, scoring two tries of their own and two penalties. Final score Narberth 59 Trebanos 18.

Thanks were expressed to main sponsors G.D. Harries & Sons, and match day sponsors Hywel Griffiths and friends in the Hywel Griffiths Balcony Suite, Charles James, Lower Carvan Caravan Site, Tavernspite in the Otters Holt and Ball Sponsors Hugh Bevan and friends.

Results: Saturday, 2 September

Admiral National Championship (West)

Ammanford 18 Dunvant 21; Bonymaen P Ystalyfera P; Brecon 40 Newcastle Emlyn 22; Crymych 27 Llangennech 47; Maesteg Quins 41 Tata Steel 12; Narberth 59 Trebanos 18.

Admiral National League Division One West

Aberystwyth P Kidwelly P; Burry Port 22 Gowerton 19; Llanelli Wanderers 44 Whitland 3; Penclawdd 26 Yr Hendy 34; Pontarddulais 39 Felinfoel 10; Waunarlwydd 23 Gorseinon 20.

Admiral National League Division Two West

Carmarthen Athletic 25 Nantgaredig 20; Fishguard 24 Milford Haven 15; Loughor 22 Mumbles 18; Tenby United 23 St Clears 17; Tycroes 29 Pontyberem 17.

Admiral National League Division Three West A

Cardigan 34 St Davids 4; Haverfordwest 38 Neyland 7; Laugharne 25 Aberaeron 19; Llanybydder 7 Pembroke 74; Pembroke Dock Quins 45 Llangwm 15.