Merthyr halted the Fleur de Lys promotion bid as they ran in five unconverted tries for a 25-3 win at The Wern. Julien Vaughan (2), skipper Craig Cleaver, Ryan Morris and Jason Price gained the touchdowns and now the Builth Wells-Merthyr match on Saturday is a massive one. Builth kept up their bid for the title by just edging out a determined Croesyceiliog by 13-10 with a last-minute penalty by replacement centre Rob Lloyd.
Leaders Tonmawr kicked their heels in the West as Cardigan failed to appear. after a breakdown en route, while Ifan Jones and Dyffrig Evans scored the Newcastle Emlyn tries that rocked Dunvant 10-0 and three penalties by full back Peter Thomas saw Cwmllynfell defeat Felinfoel 9-6.
Corus had their hopes of a title win shattered as Waunarlwydd upset them in a thriller by 25-24. Aberavon Quins defeated Birchgrove in a basement battle; Vardre gained an important 9-8 win over Pencoed and Bridgend Athletic moved upwards with a 23-20 success at Cwmavon.