Gogledd Cymru Under 18 broke their duck in terms of points scored, but went down for the second time in this season's WRU Age Grade Championship 37-12 to the Ospreys in Colwyn Bay.
However, it was a much improved performance from the North who certainly gave their visitors something to think about.
The North Walians started brightly before the Ospreys took the lead with the first of three penalties from last season's Wales Under 18 outside half Matthew Morgan.
The outstanding pivot, who finished the game with 25 points, crossed for a try after 16 minutes and after converting that, played a leading role in Oliver Pardoe's first try of the season.
Outside centre Eli Walker outsprinted the cover defence to score a third Ospreys' try two minutes after the interval, but to their credit the Gogledd Cymru side upped the tempo with Jake Simm ( Mold ) and Gareth Morgan ( Ruthin ) both in fine form.
Scrum-half Alex Schwarz was able to burrow over from a few feet out to register his side's first points of the new season, whilst Tom Parry ( Pwllheli) bagged a second home try five minutes later.
However, it was the Ospreys who had the final word - No.8 Dan Baker scoring under the posts.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.