Despite leading 19-0 until the final minute of the opening half, the Wizards struggled to overcome a spririted Llanharan outfit, who were fit and played withgreat heart.
Early tries by wing Richard Carter and centre David Hawkins were followed by a second from Hawkins with two converted by Jamie Davies.
Llanharan got on the board with an injury-time penalty by Wayne Jervis, but within five minutes of the restart, Carter went over again for Davies to convert.
Llanharan replied with a try by hooker Alan Williams and Jervis kicked a penalty, though Davies added a further Aberavon score with a penalty shot.
Aberavon were rocked again when flanker Ceri Jones went over for a last-minute try that Jervis converted from the touchline.
In Division One, leaders Maesteg won a local derby by 37-15 against Bridgend Athletic and scored five tries through wing Alun Brown (2), centre Paul Morgan, veteran scrum half Kevin Ellis and fly half Mark David.
David converted three and placed two penalty goals, but the Athletic responded with tries by Gavin Pound and Andy Tollentino and skipper Stuart Morris placed a conversion and penalty.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.