Narberth Otters Match Report April 30 2017
The Narberth Otters continued their recent run of strong play with a 57-19 victory over Coventry on Sunday April 30. The Otters got off to a slow start in this one and had to overcome a couple of early injuries in the first half but were able to take a 14-7 lead into halftime thanks to tries from Isaac Martin (20 meter run) and Jack Torbeck (30 meter run after breaking two tackles) that were both converted by Nate.
Nate got things off to a good start in the second half by making a beautiful dummy move and running one in from 40 meters out to put the Otters up 21-7 after his conversion. Coventry fought back to make it 21-14 before Jack Torbeck split two defenders with a dummy of his own to score his second try after strong runs by Colin and Jhamir. Nate also converted that one as well to make it 28-14.
At this point the Otters were able to put their foot on the gas a little bit as Adam scored from 40 meters following a solid pass from Jack, Ray scored from 5 meters off of a lineout, and Colin scored off a pick and go from 2 meters out following a 50 meter run from Ray which Coach Matt Taylor says consisted of 8 stiff arms and I believe him. Nate’s golden boot only comes out in big moments so we missed a couple of the conversions but still held a 45-14 lead.
70 minutes into the match Coventry scored a consolation try before Colin scored again, this time from 20 meters out and with a few stiff arms of his own and Nate added a final try for the Otters off a grubber kick following a strong run from Luke to set him up.
It’s a good performance from the Otters who close out their regular season schedule on Sunday May 7 against West Chester at the stadium in Conshy.
Tries: Isaac, Jack (2), Nate (2), Adam, Ray, Colin (2),
Cons: Nate (6)