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Llangwm hold off Lawrenny to seal place in Harrison Allen Final

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LLANGWM booked their place in the final of the Harrison Allen Bowl on Tuesday night (Jul 26) as they beat Lawrenny by 12 runs in Kilgetty.

It was an excellent game with Llangwm posting 198-2 in their 22 overs before Lawrenny fell just short, despite a superb unbeaten century from Kyle Marsh.

Lawrenny had beaten holders Neyland and Cresselly to reach the semis while Llangwm had seen off St Ishmaels and Carew.

Lawrenny won the toss and chose to field and they watched as Llangwm made an excellent start to their innings.

Joe Kiff and Steve Inward shared 106 runs for the first wicket with the former reaching a half century.

Kiff hit ten fours and two sixes in his score of 62 but he was then caught by Troy Purslowe off the bowling of Finlay Lewis.

New man Will Beresford did not last long at the crease as he was bowled by Ryan Morton.

Inward and Steve Mills were then untroubled as they shared 92 runs for the third wicket.

Mills scored 31 while Inward finished just eight runs short of a century on 92.

Needing 199 to win, Lawrenny knew they would to start their reply well but Harry Thomas and Kyle Marsh could only add 21 runs for the first wicket.

Thomas was bowled by Joe Phillips on a score of 11 and soon after Steve Lewis was run out by Noah Davies.

That left Lawrenny on 37-2 but Marsh and Purslowe added 48 runs for the third wicket.

Purslowe added 11 but he was then bowled by Chris Inward. Moments later, Inward trapped Tom Cole leg before for a duck to leave Lawrenny on 85-4.

Marsh had reached his half century prior to those wickets but he was running out of partners as he then saw Ryan Morton caught by Joe Kiff, giving Inward his third wicket.

James Phillips was then bowled by Steve Mills as Lawrenny slipped into further trouble with the score on 112-6.

Marsh and Joe Kidney added 28 runs for the seventh wicket with the former nearing his century.

Kidney was also bowled by Steve Mills as Lawrenny’s hopes appeared all but over.

Marsh had other ideas though as he blasted his way to a century. He hit five fours and 11 sixes as he finished unbeaten on 125.

His last three of those sixes came in the final three balls but it wasn’t enough to secure victory.

It saw them finish just 12 runs short of their target.

The win for Llangwm sees them into their first final since 2013, where they were beaten by Neyland, and they will face the winners of the tie between Haverfordwest and Herbrandston.

The Harrison Allen Bowl final takes place on Saturday, August 27, at Cresselly.

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Narberth hosts Under 8s Rugby festival

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ON a cold Sunday morning (Sept 25) with temperatures barely above 10 degrees and with occasional rain and drizzle to dampen things down, a lively bunch of parents and coaches were entertained by youngsters learning and honing their rugby skills at the Lewis Lloyd ground which is the home of Narberth rugby.

It was a Lovely festival at home for the U8s of Narberth RFC and the young Otters won all their games:

Narberth 6 Llangwm 2
Tries from: 

Joe H x2
Danny E x1
Frankie P x2
Morgan R x1

Narberth 5 St Davids 2
Tries:

Noah L x1
Joe H x2
Danny E x2

Narberth 5 Pembroke 1
Tries:

Noah L x 2
Frankie P x 2
Molly J x1

Narberth 6 Milford 1
Tries:

Noah L x1
Jac M x1
Joe H x 1
Danny E x 2
Arthur P x 1

All the young players, boys and girls in the mixed team, were very pleased to be sporting their new kit, sponsored by RTS Lime Conservation and Tlysau’r Mor.

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Narberth Athletic seal big win over Emlyn

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THIS was a game of two halves, with Narberth playing at home on a very cold Saturday (Sept 24).

The visitors caused Narberth all sorts of problems at the breakdown in a frustrating first half of 40 minutes, the home team conceded 14 penalties but scored one try through Ryan Scourfield. Half time score 7-3.

After a good half time team talk from coaches Matt Davies and James Merriman, Narberth came out in the second half with a bit more enthusiasm and started to play at their renowned fast-running tempo creating some quick ball for the backs to work off, soon the tries started to come, scoring five tries in a purple ten-minute patch through players Ryan Scourfield, Shane Rossiter, Jordie James and Will (Pop) Davies.

During the second half, with Ryan Scourfield going over for his hat trick, two more tries followed from outside centre Llew Jones and Owain Hughes finishing off a superb display of running rugby.

Llew Jones moves the ball on

Shane Rossiter added four conversions to take the tally over 50 points. The running and linking play of the Narberth backs outclassed the visitors who never managed to breakdown the Narberth defence so they were unable to score any tries throughout the game.

Man of the match was awarded to flanker No 6 Jack Tucker on his first game back after a spell in Tenby.

A large crowd turned out to watch the squad and were well entertained. They enjoyed a social gathering in the clubhouse afterwards to finish the day off.

Sadly, one of the substitutes of the Newcastle Emlyn team, No. 6 Flanker Shaun Hawkins, suffered a leg and groin injury five minutes into the second half so he was taken to Withybush Hospital for a review. Narberth RFC wish him a speedy recovery.

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Narberth hold on for thrilling win over Bedwas

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NARBERTH travelled to Bedwas on Saturday (Sept 24) and came away with an excellent win at a ground where they hadn’t won for many years.

The young Otters team started well and within minutes a break from the base of a Narberth scrum led to centre Ilan Phillips sprinting in near the posts for a try which was converted by fly half Ianto Griffiths (0-7).

Shortly afterwards swift passing of the ball along the Narberth back line resulted in wing Josh Davies scoring in the corner. The try went unconverted (0-12).

Bedwas got themselves back into the game when the Bedwas scrum half took a quick penalty five metres from the Narberth line and scored under the posts. The Bedwas fly half converted to make the score 7-12.

Both teams attempted to run the ball at every opportunity but defences held firm until the ball unexpectedly popped out of the back of the Bedwas scrum and flanker Tom Powell was on hand to receive a pass and charge downfield. He raced a full 50 yards with no-one able to catch him until he reached the Bedwas try line and scored under the posts. Griffiths converted (7-19).

Then just before the break Bedwas were guilty of holding onto the ball on the ground and Griffiths kicked the penalty to make the half time score 7-22.

In the second half Bedwas came out far more determined and the Otters were forced to defend for long periods close to their try line. Eventually the Bedwas openside flanker raced over to score in the corner. The conversion attempt failed (12-22).

Within minutes Bedwas had scored again when from a lineout on the Narberth 5 metre line a rolling maul enabled the Bedwas hooker to score a try wide out and the conversion attempt was successful (19-22).

The Otters were now under constant pressure and the home crowd were jubilant when a further try was scored in the corner by the Bedwas right wing which was again converted to put the home team in the lead for the first time in the match by 26 points to 22.

However Narberth refused to give up and with ten minutes remaining they managed to score their fourth try when Josh Davies beat his man along the left touchline and passed inside to his supporting scrum half Lewys Gibby who scored the winning try wide out. The conversion attempt failed but the Otters held out for the remaining minutes to win an exciting and enthralling match 26-27.

After the match coach Sean Gale said: “I’m very pleased to come away with a win. We had 7 players in the squad today who were under 23 years of age and as a coaching team we feel we are doing our best to develop the young players in the area which augurs well for the future of the Club.”

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