Narberth Otters Match Report April 2 2017
On Sunday, April 2, the Narberth Otters traveled to Media for a U-19 match and ended up falling 50-19 to a very well coached side. It was a beautiful day for rugby on a great field at Rose Tree Elementary and in the early going it looked like things might go the Otters’ way. Isaac Martin got the team off to a strong start by breaking off a long run from inside the Otters’ half to score a try under the posts and give the team a 7-0 lead after a conversion from Nate Nagvajara.
Unfortunately, Media was able to make better use of the entire width of the field by using their strong pick and go game up the middle to suck in extra Otter defenders and then spin the ball out wide. This tactic enabled them to take a 31-7 lead at the half.
In the second half the teams traded tries when Isaac was again able to create space for himself and run in a try from his own half to make it a 43-14 scoreline, following a conversion from Nate, before Media extended it to 50-14. In the dying moments of the game Adam Judkowski showed tremendous heart and determination by following another Isaac linebreak to receive an offload and score the Otters third try of the match.
Other Otters who deserve recognition for their efforts include Cal for toughing it out and playing through a blood nose and George for keeping himself ready at all times on the sideline so that he could help out twice in the front row on blood subs and for finishing the game at prop. Another shoutout goes to Davon for playing in his first every rugby match. Here’s to many more!