Young Ospreys North Wales Adventure

The Young Ospreys U16's and U18's returned from North Wales with two hard fought wins.

Ospreys Under 16's ended the first half of this season competition with a 20 - 10 hard fought victory at Wrexham against North Wales. Ospreys took an early lead through a Tom Carpenter penalty followed by an excellent try by wing Ryan Evans after good work by No8 Jordan Jones and good support play, Tom Carpenter converted and kicked a further penalty to give the Ospreys 13 - 0 lead before a late first half penalty by busy North Wales scrum half Oliver Parkinson resulted in the Ospreys leading 13-3 at half time.

The second half began with with a powerful forward drive by the Ospreys pack led to hooker and Captain Alun Rees crossing for a try converted by Tom Carpenter to give the Ospreys a 20- 3 lead. The North Wales side did not give up the challenge and good team spirit and a good degree of skill resulted in a try for wing Andrew Oakden converted by replacement scrum half Alex Schwarz . The Young Ospreys held off the North Wales challenge and ended worthy winners by 20 -10 on their first visit to the North Wales Region for a competitive game.

The Osprey Under 18's also returned home with the spoils and a bonus point to boot with a 33-12 victory. In blustery conditions the Ospreys took advantage of the conditions with good field position leading to well worked early tries by Fullback Tom Prydie and Winger Deke Morse, Prydie converting one for a 12-0 lead.

The Ospreys continued to stretch the home defence but the breakdown was problematic and had to wait until the 30th minute before new outside half Mathew Morgan made a cutting break to score under the posts for a 19-0 half time lead. Immediately after the restart Morgan repeated the trick, showing pace and power to beat 3 defenders and secure the bonus point for the Ospreys.

With a raft of substitutions made and with North Wales showing commendable character, the Ospreys were put under greater pressure and conceded two scoresĀ - one from some close driving play and a second from a careless interception. However, in the closing exchanges the Ospreys put together some good passages of play and eventually created a deserved try for skipper Lloyd Peers under the posts. Prydie kicked the conversion for a final score of 33-12. The next fixture for the 18's is a week Wednesday (29th Oct) at Llandarcy, kick off 7:15 p.m.