On Saturday, Narberth welcomed Newcastle Emlyn to the Lewis Lloyd Ground, in what proved to be another very entertaining match with ten tries scored in all with three for the visitors and seven for the Otters.

Narberth started in tremendous form when straight from the kick off the ball was spread quickly across the backline.

Centre Ilan Phillips made the initial break, passed inside to his supporting scrum half Lewys Gibby who drew the full back and passed to wing Ashley Sutton who scored wide out for an unconverted try.

From the kick off wing Dean James caught the ball and made progress downfield. Fly half Jonathan Rogers kicked wide and the ball was collected by full back Llew Jones who was tackled just short of the line.

Narberth wing
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The ball was quickly recycled allowing Rogers to glide through a gap in the Emlyn defence and score a try under the posts which he duly converted.

Yet another flowing backs move saw wing James dive over in the corner for a try converted by Rogers to make it 19-0.

Having started slowly Emlyn got back into the game when from a lineout five metres from the Otters line a rolling maul saw hooker Alan Williams cross the line for a try converted by wing Sam Davies.

Rogers then kicked a penalty to push the Otters further ahead 22-7.

However Emlyn were steadily getting more control of the game and after several minutes of pressure close to the Otters line Emlyn were awarded a penalty.

It was quickly taken by their prop who barged his way over the try line for another converted try.

Minutes later, a forward drive by Otters flanker Rich Rees, saw Gibby make a half break and put Jones over in the corner for an unconverted try. Shortly afterwards the referee blew the whistle for half time.

In the second half Emlyn came out with renewed vigour and after persistent pressure near the Narberth line they eventually forced their way over for a third converted try to narrow the score to 27-21.

Narberth relieved the pressure when a kick to the right touchline was collected by Sutton who passed to Jones who took the ball forward before passing to Phillips who scored under the posts for a try converted by Rogers to stretch the lead to 34-21.

Within minutes the Otters had increased their lead when after a storming run from No.8 Roy Osborn, 2nd Row Rhys Williams was on hand to kick the ball over the line and score a further try converted by Rogers.

Emlyn refused to give up and spent several minutes camped on the Otters try line but dogged defence kept them out.

Narberth try
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With the last move of the game wing James darted down the touchline, passed inside to Rees who slipped the ball to Jones who was hit hard over the line when scoring his try which was converted by replacement fly half Ianto Griffiths to complete the scoring 48-21.

Unfortunately Jones ended up in hospital with a serious injury to his clavicle which was a sad end to a very entertaining match.