As is often the case when the top two teams meet the expectations are high but the delivery is low. This was certainly the case yesterday evening as the Young Ospreys under 16's ground out a 6-3 loss to the Blues North.
An expectant crowd at the Llandarcy Academy of Sport were disappointed that the Young Ospreys failed to win enough quality ball from the set piece in order to give their backline the opportunity to show their capabilities. Head Coach Alex Evans commented "we've been at this juncture in previous seasons where we haven't been able to provide a stream of quality possession from our set piece. However, I am confident that our forwards coach Paul Yardley has the know how to get us out of this situation. In the meantime we need to grind out wins so that we can keep our intentions alive in qualifying for the Final in February". Young Osprey full back Tom Prydie kicked a penalty to one by Blues North outside half Joseph Griffin for a scoreline of 3 all at the interval. Unfortunately Prydie didn't get the opportunity to add to his tally in the second half, while his opposite number Harley Thompson did and a final result of 6-3 to the North. Next up for the under 16's is a clash with a Young Ospreys District XV at Skewen RFC on Wednesday 24th October, 7.15pm kick off. The match will be used as another attempt to find any late developers in the system.