RGC Women fell narrowly short in their bid for Regional Championship success as they lost 29-21 at Ospreys.

The Gogs have enjoyed a fabulous first season in the competition and can be proud of their efforts, which left them with a chance of achieving the title with a win against the more experienced outfit.

The home side opened the scoring when a neat move from a line out resulted in Natalia John going over for the try. Beth Preece added the extras.

This was met by a hugely positive response from the visitors, who got themselves back into the contest soon after when Elen Evans took advantage of a quick break to cross the white wash for a converted try.

Now fully in ascendancy, RGC went into the break ahead when a powerful surge from a driving maul resulted in a touch down from skipper Rachel Taylor on 30 minutes that was converted.

After the interval saw the hosts regain their composure and got their second score of the afternoon soon after the restart when lock Amy Evans went over for an unconverted score, and they took the lead once again when skipper Kerin Lake secured a try following a neat passage of play which Preece converted to give them a five-point cushion.

Ospreys pulled further clear courtesy of Preece penalty on 70 minutes, but the away side ensured a nervy end to the tie when Gwenllian Prys managed to go over for a converted try.

Throwing caution to the wind, the Gogs’ valiant effort was thwarted late on when a bursting run from John secured her second of the game, and Preece clinched the title for the home side with a well-struck conversion.