WRU Championship: Trebanos 3-3 Narberth 

The small but hardy band of Narberth supporters who made the journey up the Swansea Valley to watch their team take on Trebanos came home trying to recall if The Otters had ever previously battled their way through a 3-all draw since the National Leagues began in 1990.

But club historian Ken Mathias confirmed that the sharing of six measly points had happened on at least three other occasions, including a sharing of the spoils in this way against former top club Tredegar and old rivals Whitland.

To be fair to both sides on a very heavy pitch it was the strong wind blowing down the pitch that hampered The Otters’ attempts to play their usual expansive game – but they must have been pleased to reach half time with just a three-point deficit from a penalty by Martin Brunton, who had hit the woodwork from 20 yards and right in front of the posts just a short while before.

Coach Sean Gale must have been well pleased at that stage because his son Nick was out through injury and flankers Steff Phillips and Dewi Williams had to play at second row in the absence of the regulars.

But Trebanos played much better against the elements and limited The Otters’ scoring chances to a single successful penalty by Jonathan Rogers – and so the game ended in a low-scoring stalemate which left The Otters still in seventh spot.

Narberth: Ianto Griffiths, Elliot Dawe, Josh Davies, Jake Jenkins, Dafydd Pritchard, Jonathan Rogers, Lewys Gibby, Dan Jacobs, Rhodri Owens, Tom Slater, Steff Phillips, Dewi Williams, Rich Rees (capt), Tom Powell, Roy Osborn. Replacements: Dan Smith, Bradley Davies, Joe Hutchings, Llew Jones, Rhys Lane.