Ebbw Vale extended their lead at the top of the Swalec Championship and secured local bragging rights thanks to a narrow 13-19 victory over Pontypool.
Tries from Carl Meyer and Wes Cunliffe gave the Steelmen a 3-13 lead at halftime, and despite a Steve Pooler score a Ronny Keynes try secured the points.
At the other end of the table Beddau squeezed past Bridgend Athletic 17-15. Glen Slater scored twice as Beddau cruised to a 14-point lead but Bridgend rallied, with Steve Lewis missing a last minute conversion to secure the draw.
There was another tight game at Blackwood, with Alex Jenkins' last minute try giving Narberth a 30-28 victory.
Bargoed also won at the death as they beat Cardiff Met 16-17, with the whistle going straight after fly-half Joel Prosser converted Lee Peterson's try.
There was a more straightforward affair at the Welfare Ground as Newbridge sailed to a comfortable 31-0 win over bottom of the table Bonymaen, with Richard Powell converting all four tries.
Twenty points from Cody Rees gave Llanharan a 34-27 win over Tata Steel, a win which moves them clear of The Saints.
Tata Steel outscored Llanaran four tries to three, with Ross Pritchard going over twice, but the boot of Rees guided Llanharan to victory.
Elsewhere, RCG 1404 beat Tondu easily away from home. RCG scored eight tries, with braces for Hopkins and Hugh Grundy, as the Waterwheelers were easily dispatched.
This week on the Principality Premiership Podcast, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie talks to Carmarthen Quins head coach Louie Tonkin who is aiming to close the gap on leading duo, Pontypridd and Ebbw Vale, with victory against Bridgend tomorrow.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.
The Welsh Rugby Union has signed a new four year deal with specialist equipment supplier Rhino Rugby, which is set to benefit both the grass roots game in Wales and the national squad in equal measure.
We watch the new grass growing and being stitched together in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. We speak to Millennium Stadium groundsman Lee Evans, Wales great Ieuan Evans gives an overview on the new strategy announced by head of rugby Josh Lewsey, while we also hear from Bedwas, Aberavon and Carmarthen Quins in the Principality Premiership.
Wales assistant coach Rob Howley was welcomed with open arms by the staff and players at Crymych recently when he hosted a training session in memory of former club captain and coach, Glyndwr Richards.
We hear about the WRU's annual report and some exciting new plans for schools and clubs round Wales in this week's Principality Welsh Rugby Union Podcast. WRU finance director Steve Phillips explains the money side, while head of rugby Josh Lewsey explains his new strategy for schools and clubs. We also get reaction from all round Wales.