Ospreys u18s Women were unable to close their season with a win over the Dragons, but there were plenty of positives from the season to look back on.
The early stages of the game saw some big hits put in from both teams. The Ospreys’ quick pick and go style helped them to retain most of the possession in the opening 10 minutes.
It was the Dragons who would strike first though, some powerful running from Dragons’ Chloe Thomas-Bradley and Molly Wakely opened up an offload for Isla McMullen who was able to finish. Conversion missed, 5-0 Dragons RFC.
TRY FOR OSPREYS! Ospreys answer straight back through Nicole Mort. Dragons concede a penalty on their own 5, Ospreys take the tap and go and forward are able to power over in the following phases. Hanna Marshall converts, 7-5 Ospreys.
The Dragons had a few breakaway runs after the Ospreys try, but some great open field tackling meant that they didn’t make it into the Ospreys’ 22 for the next ten minutes.
The home team were eventually rewarded for their possession as they go wide and Molly-Mae Powell is able to finish. Ospreys found themselves down to 14 for a high tackle in the build up.
Dragons scored again almost instantly after receiving the kick off. Hooker Molly Wakely breaks through a few tackles and runs 50 metres for the try. Dragons convert, 17-7.
HALFTIME - DRAGONS RFC U18S WOMEN 17 , OSPREYS U18S WOMEN 7.
Dragons started the second half like they ended the first, scoring a try soon after the kickoff. Evie Hill broke through and offloaded to Picton-Powell who was able to score. Conversion missed, 22-7 Dragons.
Tia Jones was next to add to the score-line for Dragons as she runs a great angle and goes over for the score. Conversion missed, 27-7 Dragons.
TRY FOR OSPREYS! Hanna Marshall intercepts superbly and goes over for the score. The fly-half converts her own try, 27-14 Dragons.
Dragons answer right back as they go wide and Isla McMullen is able to finish. Conversion missed, 32-14 Dragons.
Hanna Marshall’s kicking had been quality throughout this one, great vision and execution from the Ospreys’ fly-half.
After an even spell of play, Dragons got the first chance to score and did. Picton-Powell broke through, handed off a defender and finished well. Conversion missed, 37-14.
With two minutes to go, the Dragons scored again through Picton-Powell. Extras added, 44-14.
FULLTIME - DRAGONS RFC U18S WOMEN 44, OSPREYS U18S WOMEN 14.