Narberth Otters Match Report April 23, 2017
After a long layoff due to circumstances beyond our control the Narberth Otters were finally able to get some rugby in this weekend against LaSalle’s Second XV. Father Judge and LaSalle played a league match earlier in the day so the match was structured as Narberth teaming up with the reserves from Judge to take on LaSalle’s second side over three 25 minute periods. The Otters played fast, transitioned quickly from offense to defense, and held onto the ball in contact in order to minimize turnovers, which enabled them to quickly put up 45 points in the first 50 minutes. LaSalle was a determined team and wouldn’t be completely denied however as they stormed back with 29 points of their own in the final period to make it a 45-29 match.
Tries for the Otters were scored by Toes, Jhamir, Jack (2), Evan, and Nate (2) with Nate making 4 conversions and Colin also hitting one. In addition to his try Evan made a huge hit against one of LaSalle’s centers who was hunting for the goal line and was awarded Man of the Match by Coach Gabe Gliwa.
It was a good day for the Otters overall and it should serve as something to build on as the team turns its attention back to league play and its quest for the playoffs. This Sunday the Otters travel to Coventry for what promises to be a good match and next weekend the Otters host their annual beef and beer fundraiser on Saturday (www.narberthrugbyclub.teamsnapsites.com for details) before taking on West Chester at home (11th and Harry Street in Conshohocken on Sunday). Additionally, at 3:30 PM next Sunday, May 7 Narberth is hosting an alumni game after the U-19 game for all former players.