The Narberth Otters earned a well deserved victory over the Kutztown Silverbacks on Sunday March 26 at A.A. Gaithwaite Stadium in Conshohocken. The score was tied 0-0 15 minutes into the match when the Otters stole a lineout deep in Kutztown’s zone leading to a try for Nate Nagvajara who also hit the conversion to give Narberth a 7-0 lead. A few minutes later Nate hit a penalty kick to extend the lead to 10-0 before Kutztown was able to score a try of their own when a successful kick and chase led to a score from their inside center to make the game 10-5. That was the score going into the locker room at halftime.
After a few quick adjustments the Otters were ready to re-take the field. The second half featured tries from Colin Prigent and Jhamir Watkins that were both converted by Nate to help the Otters build a 24-5 lead. Things got interesting late as Kutztown’s second row, number 5, scored to make it 24-10 which ended up being the final.
Colin Prigent earned man of the match honors for his strong play at loose forward and I was also impressed with the play of Jack Torbeck, Adam Judkowski, Michael Bokan, Luke Powell and Cameron McKendrick. All in all it was a solid team effort and everyone did their part. The forwards need to continue working on rucking but the tackling around the fringes was excellent and the backs did a good job running hard with the ball in hand. If we keep playing 15 as 1 success will continue.