Narberth Youth reach final of Griffiths Cup

Tuesday 4th January 2022 12:25 pm
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Narberth Youth travelled up to Fishguard for the semi final of the Griffiths Cup on New Years Eve.

The match was switched to the school pitch as the Moor was waterlogged. This was a epic encounter with the bigger and well drilled Fishguard pack dominating possession and territory for most of the match.

Narberth scored first with a well taken penalty by Charlie Phillips. Fishguard responded with a well worked try to the blind side. Half time the score stood at 5-3 with Narberth relieved not to be further down.

Fishguard started the second half strongly and extended their lead to 12-3 with another good try following forward pressure. With less than 15 minutes to go it seemed inevitable that the home side were heading to victory.

However the resilience of Narberth’s defence , which was heroic at times, finally paid off when they managed to break out and scored an excellent try of their own through Kyle Day.

Charlie Phillips converted which set up an nail biting final 10minutes.

An interception from Phillips almost resulted in a length of the pitch try.

They were held up short but strong forward drives resulted in Harry Harries scoring to cap a wonderful individual performance which earned him man of the match.

With minutes left Narberth lead 12-15 and managed to hold out for an inspiring win.

This was a thunderous encounter with both sides a credit to Pembrokeshire Rugby. Narberth will now face Crymych in the final.

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