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  • Guinness PRO12
  • 31st Dec 2012
  • KO 16:15
  • Ground: Rodney Parade, Newport
  • Att: 7,018

RaboDirect Pro12: The Ospreys earn New Year's Eve win at Newport Gwent Dragons

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Tom Prydie: kicked a penalty for the Dragons' only points

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Ashley Beck: came off the bench to score the Ospreys' second try

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The Ospreys boosted their hopes of making the RaboDirect Pro12 play-offs with a 14-3 win over Newport Gwent Dragons on New Year's Eve.

Tries from Eli Walker and Ashley Beck, both converted by Dan Biggar, were enough for the visitors to come away from Rodney Parade with a four-point haul and complete a satisfying festive period following their 32-3 success against the Scarlets on Boxing Day.

Walker gave the Ospreys a flying start in the third minute when he was released on the left wing by full-back Richard Fussell and video official Paul Adams ruled he just managed to get the ball down under pressure from opposite number Will Harries. Biggar added the extras for a 5-0 lead.

Dragons wing Tom Prydie got his side on the board with a 13th-minute penalty, awarded when Richard Hibbard took out his fellow Wales international Toby Faletau after a kick ahead.

Ospreys stand-off Biggar missed two difficult penalty chances to stretch his side's lead before half-time, one from wide out and the other from 43 metres.

Replacement centre Beck made a quick impression after coming off the bench, pouncing on a charged-down kick from Dragons fly-half Lewis Robling to get the Ospreys' second try in the 62nd minute.

Biggar's conversion opened an 11-point advantage and the Ospreys were able to close out their eighth league victory of the season without alarm.

The win moves them up to fifth, one point outside of the play-off places, while the Dragons remain second from bottom - 10 points adrift of Cardiff Blues for the third Heineken Cup spot for a Welsh region.

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TimeFixture
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Friday 31st October
Guinness PRO12
19:35Ospreys vs Connacht
19:35Glasgow vs Benetton Treviso
19:35Leinster vs Edinburgh
Saturday 1st November
TBCScarlets vs Zebre
TBCUlster vs Newport Gwent D'gons
17:15Cardiff Blues vs Munster
Friday 21st November
19:35Ulster vs Ospreys
19:35Connacht vs Zebre
19:35Scarlets vs Glasgow
Saturday 22nd November
TBCNewport Gwent D'gons vs Munster
Sunday 23rd November
15:30Benetton Treviso vs Leinster
16:00Edinburgh vs Cardiff Blues
Friday 28th November
19:35Cardiff Blues vs Benetton Treviso
19:35Munster vs Ulster
Saturday 29th November
16:00Zebre vs Edinburgh
17:15Leinster vs Ospreys
19:30Connacht vs Scarlets
Sunday 30th November
16:00Glasgow vs Newport Gwent D'gons
Friday 19th December
19:35Cardiff Blues vs Scarlets
19:35Leinster vs Connacht
19:35Edinburgh vs Benetton Treviso
Saturday 20th December
14:40Glasgow vs Munster
17:15Ospreys vs Ulster
Sunday 21st December
16:00Newport Gwent D'gons vs Zebre
Friday 26th December
14:05Cardiff Blues vs Newport Gwent D'gons

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