The Best Yet

After losing their unbeaten tag to the Blues North last time out, the Young Ospreys under 16's were not in the mood last night (Wednesday) of allowing that result to knock them off the rails in their aim of reaching the Reebok Final.

In the first ten minutes they showed their intent by winning a great deal of possession and moving a well organised and committed Blues South defence all over the park. However, they were unable to break them down and ironically it was the Blues who took the lead the first time they entered the Young Ospreys 22metres when outside half Diggy Bird kicked a penalty. Following the penalty the Young Osprey immediately returned to the Blues half of the field and put immense pressure on their opponents. This resulted in a charge down and super pick up by flanker Rhodri Apsee who after a 20 metre run fed centre Andrew Collins; Collins dived in under the sticks and full back Tom Pridey converted. Following this try Bird added a further penalty for the Blues before scrum half Ryan Jones and Pridey scored a try each. Pridey converted one to give the Young Ospreys a good half time lead of 19 points to 6. It was the Blues who came out all guns firing after the interval and they scored a try by scrum half Scott Curtis which Bird converted. At this stage it looked as if the Young Ospreys management team were in for a long evening of nail biting excitement. But impressive No 8 Dan Baker wasn't going to allow that to happen and from one of his many ground making surges from the back of the scrum, he fed the illusive Jones who darted in for his second try; Pridey converted.  Although it took some last ditch tackling on ocassions to keep out a defiant Blues attack it wasn't such an uncomfortable night for the managemant team as the Young Ospreys added a further brace of tries for speedy wing Bowdy Davies Pridey converted one of the tries to end up with 13 points for his evenings endeavours. Two fixtures away from the Reebok competition follow when the Young Ospreys host Canada Under 17's at Llandarcy on Wednesday 21st November, 7,15pm kick off. Then on Wednesday December 5th they host a North Wales team who have scored wins against both the Scarlets and Blues North this season. A venue and kick off time for that fixture will be announced at a later date.