Ospreys v Gloucester

Hearty Ospreys come up short at Kingsholm

Our European journey comes to an end as this young Ospreys team give their all but come up short.

The first five minutes began with a battle for territory and possession as both teams felt their way into this quarter final encounter.

The first points of the game went to Gloucester and a penalty in front of the sticks was slotted through by Carreras. Gloucester 3 - 0 Ospreys.

TRY FOR OSPREYS! Gloucester went for a dink over the top that was read superbly well by Jack Walsh. He broke through the Gloucester line before timing a perfect pass to Keelan Giles, who put on the burners to finish right under the post.. Owen Williams converted, Gloucester 7 - 3 Ospreys.

As the 20-minute mark approached, Gloucester brought the deficit to 1 through the booth of Carreras. Gloucester 7 - 6 Ospreys.

It didn’t take long for the Ospreys to answer back with Owen Williams kicking his first penalty of the game through the posts. Gloucester 10 - 6 Ospreys.

The Ospreys were getting right into the face of Zach Mercer early on, giving him very little time to manoeuvre on the ball.

It looked like Gloucester might get their first try as their rolling maul picked up momentum, put some disruptive work from Beardy and Tips at the breakdown meant Ospreys secured the turnover.

Gloucester were able to score soon after though, with Ospreys unable to stop their next maul near the line. Carreras missed the conversion, Gloucester 11 - 10 Ospreys.

With 5 minutes of the half remaining, Gloucester extended their lead through a Carreras penalty. Gloucester 14 - 10 Ospreys.

As the clock struck red, Owen Williams turned to the boot to bring Ospreys within one. A close one at Kingsholm.




Gloucester had the first attacking opportunity of the game, but Ospreys were able to turn the ball over near their own 22.

With 10 minutes of the second half played, the home side added to their lead through the boot of Carreras again. Gloucester 17 - 13 Ospreys.

Ospreys found their gaps well for much of the game, the second half pick of the bunch being a superb break from Luke Morgan down the blindside which created an attacking opportunity a few minutes after the Gloucester score.

Despite the Ospreys enjoying an extended spell in Gloucester territory, Gloucester were next on the board with another penalty. Gloucester 20 - 13 to the home side.

The Ospreys defence was standing tall and a textbook choke tackle from Morgan Morse and Keith won a crucial Ospreys turnover. But Gloucester kept coming, pinning Ospreys back in their own half. 

An Owen Williams penalty went agonisingly close, bouncing off the post. The Gloucester hit back with under 15 minutes to go, Carreras added another penalty to his tally to make it a 10 point gap. Gloucester 23 - 13 Ospreys.

Fresh legs for Ospreys brought the fighting spirit right to the end, but despite some final charges Ospreys were unable to find a score in the second half.

This young team put in a spirited performance and we're so proud. Thanks to all the travelling fans who made themselves heard in Kingsholm.