Outside half Chris Banfield (pictured) thrived on the quality possession that was provided by an oustanding performance from the Young Osprey under 16 forwards against a Dragons team buoyed by a recent victory over the Blues South.
It was the best they have played so far this season and Banfield was able to orchestrate a performance that led to the scoring of five tries and a valuable bonus point. The first try went to centre Liam Powell who cut an excellent angle off a Banfield pass and ran 40 metres to score close to the posts; Banfield converted. It was then an intelligent kick into the opposition that led to the second try for prop Luke Myatt. Myatt scored after an excellent steal at the lineout by 2nd row Ashley Berrow and a concerted drive by the rest of the forwards. Banfield converted from a wide angle. Then with Banfield at the centre of it all the forwards and backs combined to move the ball through a series of phases and finish with an excellent try at the corner for wing Eli Walker (pictured), Banfield aptly converted. Following this score the referee blew for half time and a deserved Young Osprey lead of 21 points to nil. In the second half Walker showed his potential when he outpaced the Dragons defence to grab a brace of tries for his evenings work, again Banfield converted. Then there was a try for debutant Craig Baker who finished off an excellent break by wing Deke Morse and a final score of 33 points to nil. Next up for the Young Ospreys will be a home fixture with the Scarlets and an opportunity to revenge a disappointing performance at Stradey Park in September. The game will take place at the Llandarcy Academy of Sport on Wednesday 27th December, 2.30pm kick off.