Blues South overturned a nine point half-time deficit to secure an unlikely win over the Eyasses at Leckwith Stadium on Wednesday evening after having lock Rory Bartle dismissed during the first half.
The first half had seen the Ospreys take control of the game from the first whistle, fly-half Luke Price opening the scoring in the opening minute with a try. Tyler Williams opened the Blues South account with a penalty on 11 minutes before Eyasses centre Jack Anderson extended the lead in the 21st minute, Price adding the extras.
Blues South struck back just before the half hour mark through a try by captain Shane Young with Williams converting. However, the comeback seemed well and truly off when Bartle was red carded for stamping two minutes later, before Joseph Thomas crossed for the Eyasses third try of the first half, Price successful with the boot again to send his team in 19-10 up at the break.
Despite being a man short, Blues South showed good spirit in the second half, Williams’ second penalty early on keeping them in touch, before Ellis Wyn Benham dotted down, Williams’ conversion putting them ahead for the first time on the night on 54 minutes.
The Eyasses tried to overturn the lead with time running down, but a yellow card in the closing stage to Jonathen Fox hampered their efforts as the hosts held on for the win.
The U16’s must now pick themselves up for Sunday’s game against RGC1404 at Corus RFC (1.30pm), while the U18’s entertain the North Wales team at Llandarcy Academy of Sport (1.00pm).