Bedwas paid the price for their lack of control as a strong second half showing by Newport saw them take the spoils with a 17-10 win and deny Bedwas a win.
Newport dominated first half possession but Bedwas failed to capitalise on a couple of penalty chances with Richard Powell uncharacteristically missing kickable opportunities. In contrast Newport full back Geraint O'Driscoll took both opportunities offered to put his side six points to nil ahead.
Bedwas found a way back on the half hour when Powell crashed through for a try under the sticks he converted himself.
Bedwas looked to have woken up but then squandered a golden opportunity to score in the corner, inaccurate passing saw the chance lost. However, Powell found his range on the half time whistle to put Bedwas 10-6 up.
Alex Jeffries' unconverted try and a brace of O'Driscoll penalties put Newport ahead before the visitors' Adam Brown was sin binned for an off the ball offence. Bedwas couldn't make the numerical advantage count as Newport dug deep to protect their line.
Bedwas made a raft of changes around the hour mark but couldn't grind out a score as good pressure from the Newport side prevented any momentum and Newport held out for their first win in six attempts against Bedwas for whom a losing bonus point was at least some reward for their efforts.
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.
Having just secured a top place finish in the Principality Premiership, Pontypridd are given no time to rest on their laurels as they face a tough away trip to face Cross Keys on Saturday at Pandy Park (KO 2:30pm).