Narberth welcomed Ammanford to the Lewis Lloyd Ground on Saturday and after days of heavy rain, the pitch was in a very wet and muddy condition.

Shortly after the match kicked off the home team were penalised for an off side infringement and Ammanford fly half Ryan Williams kicked the penalty to put the visitors in front 0-3.

Narberth got straight back into the game when, from the first scrum of the match, they drove the Ammanford forwards back to their try line and the referee awarded a penalty try to make it 7-3.

Five minutes later, a further scrum fifteen metres from the visitors’ line saw the Otters scrum once more dominant and they drove the Ammanford pack back to their own line where a second penalty try was awarded by the referee to put the hosts 14-3 up.

Rain showers were persistent all afternoon and this led to errors from both teams. However, Ammanford started to get more possession and were putting the Otters under pressure but solid defence from the home team kept the visitors out.

Narberth's Aled Rees running towards try line
Narberth's Aled Rees running towards try line (Pic supplied)

Just before half time a kick by Otters’ fly half Jonathan Rogers was misfielded by the Ammanford wing.

Narberth left wing, Dean James, picked up the ball and ran down the top touchline.

He was tackled just short of the line but managed to get his pass away to supporting centre Aled Rees who dived over wide out for a try converted by Rogers.

This brought up the half time whistle with the Otters in front by 21-3.

Immediately from the restart Narberth were on the attack with driving runs by No.8 Roy Osborn and centre Aled Rees.

From a scrum five metres out Narberth again exerted their forward power and drove over the Ammanford line for Osborn to touch down for a try again converted by Rogers.

The visitors refused to give up, however, and after a series of penalties and forward drives, their No.6 picked up the ball five metres out and crashed over for a try converted by Williams to make it 28-10.

The Otters' Dean James receiving the ball under pressure
The Otters' Dean James receiving the ball under pressure (Pic supplied)

Almost immediately from the restart, an inside pass by Rogers saw wing Dean James glide through a gap in the visitors’ defence and score an unconverted try to increase the lead to 33-10.

Further tries followed firstly by hooker Tom Clarke from a driving maul close to the Ammanford line and then captain Tom Powell dived over from a lineout for the final try both converted by Rogers to bring up the final score of 47-10 in favour of the Otters.

Despite the dreadful conditions, the large crowd was entertained by eight tries in all and Mr. Nick Cleary of main sponsors G. D. Harries awarded the Man of the Match to centre Aled Rees.

The Otters remain unbeaten so far this season and are top of the Championship (West) Division.