A last gasp drop goal from super-sub Craig Warlow sealed Wales A's victory over Scotland at The Racecourse last night.
The Bridgend fly-half secured a 30-23 triumph against a spirited Scottish side that refused to let Wales run away with the game.
Tries from Mefin Davies, Tom Shanklin, Chris Wyatt and Gareth Thomas ensured an impressive scoreline but Scotland hit back owing much to the individual performance of Edinburgh fly-half Gordon Ross.
Ross scored a try, kicked two conversions, two drop-goals and a penalty to notch up 18 points for his country.
An injury-hit Welsh side did well to maintain their momentum and although Warlow struggled to settle after replacing first choice Lee Jarvis, who was suffering from a knee injury, the Bridgend no 10 produced the goods when it mattered.
Wales A: A Durston; G Wyatt, G Thomas, T Shanklin (J Bryant 40), M Watkins; L Jarvis (C Warlow 40), A Moore; G Jenkins (Duncan Jones 48), Messenger Davies (capt), A Millward, G Llewellyn, R Sidoli (V Cooper 72), M Owen N Bonner-Evans (Dafydd Jones 38-40, 44), B Sinkinson.
Tries - M Davies, Shanklin, Wyatt, Thomas; cons - Jarvis 2; pens - Warlow; DG - Warlow
Scotland A: D Lee; C Moir (A Bulloch 77), K Utterson, A Henderson (M di Rollo 66), J Steel; G Ross, M Blair; C Smith, S Scott, G Kerr (G Mcllwham 66), N Hines (capt), N Ross, A Dall (A Rennick 78), G Dall, A Mower.
Tries - Ross, Hines; cons - Ross (2); pens - Ross; DG's - Ross 2
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.