WRU Championship: Narberth 11-23 Ystrad Rhondda

There was disappointment for Narberth’s supporters at the Lewis Lloyd Ground as The Otters were beaten by Ystrad Rhondda, who gained revenge for defeat by 6-16 earlier in the season.

“We were poor today,” said a Narberth spokesman “and we could have no complaints because Ystrad bossed us up front, particularly in the lineout.”

The writing was on The Otters’ wall as early as the seventh minute when Ystrad set up a successful forward drive to the line and second row Liam Morris powered over for outside half Rhys Truelove to add the extra points.

Truelove added a penalty within three minutes before The Otters had a Ianto Griffiths’ penalty to open their account midway through the half and he also found the target again on 28 minutes – before Truelove slotted two more penalties so the visitors were 16-6 to the good at the interval.

The second half followed a similar pattern as Rhodri Owen finally claimed an unconverted try for Narberth but Ystrad added their second try via Mason Roderick which Truelove goaled as The Otters slipped down to seventh place.

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