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Scarlets take the derby day honours in

By Matthew Davies | 29/11/2012

The Young Ospreys suffered defeat at the hands of local rivals the Scarlets at U20 and U18 level on Wednesday night.

The Ospreys U18 are still yet to record a win in the WRU Regional Age-Grade Championships as they suffered a disappointing 38-10 defeat at the hands of the Scarlets last night.

Scarlets found themselves ahead early on as they capitalised on mistakes at the Ospreys breakdown to send centre, Craig Woodhall crashing over to score.

Owen Howe added a three-pointer for the Eyasses before the Scarlets improved their lead by fourteen points to take control of the game as the second half whistle sounded.

The Eyasses looked to find a way back into the match but Scarlets were the first to score in the second period with hooker, Torin Myhill crossing the white wash for his team.

The Scarlets then rallied to bag another pair of tries enforcing their dominance on the game. Dan Brooks, the Eyasses’ scrum half, grabbed a consolation score for his team, converted by Howe.

The Scarlets had the final say in the match as they touched down for yet another try to complete the scoring for their team.

It was a disappointing loss for the young Ospreys but they hope to bounce back with a victory as they host the Dragons next Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a late second-half comeback wasn’t enough to secure victory for the Ospreys U20’s as they returned to action against the Scarlets last night.

The Scarlets won 27-21 in the battle of West Wales, taking advantage of the Ospreys squandered opportunities in the first half to establish a fifteen point lead going in at the break.

The Eyasses found themselves trailing 22-0 early on in the second half before a sustained amount of pressure was rewarded with three tries. Powerful flanker, Dai Griggs grabbed a brace of tries with Sean Ford crossing for one of his own.

Josh Hammett had a 100% kicking record as he converted all three of his team’s tries to reduce the Scarlets lead to a single point.

The young Ospreys team were unable to keep their momentum going and it was the Scarlets who bagged the win as they scored a try in the dying minutes of the match.

Next week’s return fixture will give the U20 development group the chance to redeem themselves as they travel to Parc-y-Scarlets for their second game together.

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