The Ospreys travelled to Abergavenny RFC on Sunday 30 November 2008 to play their second round match of the U18 Women"â¬â¢s Regional Championship against the Dragons.
The Ospreys travelled to Abergavenny RFC on Sunday 30 November 2008 to play their second round match of the U18 Women's Regional Championship against the Dragons.
With confidence still high from their win at the Regional Tournament and their first championship win against the Blues they immediately stamped their authority on the game when continued pressure from the forwards resulted in Carys Phillips (No 8) scoring the first try on the 13 minute mark.
Unfortunately kicking into a biting wind, the conversion was missed by Delyth Davies (No 15) but this was more than made up for when after some quick ball handling she crossed for their second try only 8 minutes later ensuring a 10 - 0 lead.
Shortly after the re-start and due to Ospreys indiscipline in the ruck, the Dragons were awarded a penalty which was subsequently missed. They quickly re-grouped and after a chipped kick forward into space and some poor handling by the Ospreys, an interception by Aimee Williams (No13) resulted in their first try (10 - 5).
Natalie Watkins (No 9) consistantly put pressure on the Dragons with the quick tap and go for which they were continually penalised, resulting in a well deserved third try on 35 mins. This time Delyth Davies was on target successfully converting to make it (17 - 5).
Just after half time the Ospreys made two changes, bringing on Nadine Powell to the back row and Sam Davies onto the wing.
The Dragons had came out strong and despite being awarded two early penalties they were unable to convert into points. Frustration from the Ospreys due to the amount of continuous injuries and lack of flowing game led to a lapse in concentration in defence at which point the Dragons pushed the ball wide creating an overlap from which Katie Bevan (No 12) scored their second try (17 - 10).
Regaining composure and within 5 minutes the Ospreys responded with the final push-over try scored by Cherry Morris (No 6).
Final score 22 - 10.