The Ospreys U18s kicked off their season with a big win in Colwyn Bay on Sunday afternoon.
- Travelling to a blustery Parc Eirias, the Eyasses ran in four tries against the North Wales side.
- The young squad controlled the game well playing against 14 men for more than 40 minutes
Playing against the wind in the first half, the young Ospreys didn't take long in making their mark on the game. With only five minutes on the clock good interplay amongst the backs and an offload out wide to winger Caine Woolerton sent him over for the first of the game. The try went unconverted.
The visitors were dominating possession and territory early on but a quick break by Henry Davies saw RGC finally make some ground into the Ospreys half and force their visitors to give away a penalty in line with the posts. Armani Roberts narrowed the scores at 3-5.
The home side were starting to build momentum and a penalty against the Ospreys gave RGC a throw in deep in the Ospreys 22 only for the visitors to turn over the ball and clear out of their half.
RGC stayed on top, Roberts slotting over his second successful penalty to nudge them ahead.
However, it wasn’t long before the Ospreys were back in attack. A strong push by the forwards gained them territory followed by quick work from the backs which allowed Dewi Cross to cross in the corner for a try. Cai Evans kicked the conversion to put the Ospreys U18’s 6-12 back in front.
The key moment came with 36 minutes on the clock, a deliberate trip from RGC’s Bailey Rae leaving the referee no choice but to show the winger a red card.
Wasting no time in taking advantage of the one-man advantage, a good drive from the forwards left room for Ben Cambriani to break through defence, sliding over the line just before the half time whistle blew for a third try, the second to go unconverted.
Half Time - RGC U18s 6 - 17 Ospreys U18s
The first quarter went scoreless, RGC looking to put some pressure on the visitors defence, which stood up to the test.
A quick break by RGC nearly gave them a chance at the line but the Ospreys pack proved too strong, holding the ball up and denying RGC a try, before the 5m scrum went in favour of the Ospreys giving them a chance to clear up field.
Back in RGC's half, another strong attack from the forwards gave Cambriani good ball to cross the line for his second of the game.
The conversion was just wide but the Ospreys finished the game well deserving the 16 point win.
Next up for the Ospreys U18's is a visit from Blues U18 at Llandarcy Academy Of Sport on Wednesday 18th January K.O 7:30pm.