Blues defeat Eyasses

The Ospreys U18's just fell short as they were defeated 14-8 by Cardiff Blues at Abercwmboi RFC last night.

Both teams tested each other early as they moved the ball about with great intent but the defences could not be broken down.

It was 20 minutes into the match when ill-discipline from the Blues provided the Eyasses with the opportunity to take the lead. Centre, Owen Howe stepped up and added the three points.

Pressure came from the home team but the young Ospreys defence continued to hold firm. It was the Eyasses turn to be penalised for infringing and the Blues had the chance to level the scores. Instead, they showed confidence as they opted to kick for the corner.

The Blues pack rumbled towards the try-line through a driving maul but the Eyasses thwarted the attack. It was deemed that they did so illegally and the Blues, again, took the lineout. This time their pack made no mistake as they crashed over for the try, which they duly converted.

At the start of the second-half, mistakes from the Eyasses team provided Cardiff with possession and territory. The Blues took advantage of the errors and doubled their score with another converted try.

Continuing to pile on the pressure, the Blues looked like adding to their lead but a stubborn Eyasses defence held strong to keep them in the game. It was the young Ospreys team to attack as they gained yards and threatened with ball in hand. Luke Price was on hand to score an inevitable try to reduce the Blues lead to six points.

With the momentum with the Eyasses, they continued to search for the all-important score but the Blues defence was like a barricade and this time, refused to be broken down. Cardiff Blues held on to record the victory in what was a closely fought contest. 

Cardiff Blues remain as the leaders of the WRU Regional Championship and continue in their undefeated form. On the other hand,  the Eyasses clash with RGC 1404 on the weekend has become crucial in determining who will finish at the foot of the table.