The league leaders were unbeaten after seven games in the Principality Building Society Premiership and were looking to become the first side to win at Newport for more than two years. But Daniel Griffiths was the hero for the Black and Ambers with a 17-point haul including a conversion of Matthew Thomas's try in the 22-10 win. Geraint John scored Bridgend's try.
That allowed the chasing pack to wipe out the Ravens three-point lead at the top of the table.
Neath hammered Pontypool 31-5 with promising prop Cai Griffiths scoring the last of their four tries.
Dafydd Lockyear and Wayne Evans both crossed twice at Pontypridd hit Carmarthen Quins for six in their 40-20 win at Sardis Road.
Aberavon's Jamie Davies kicked 18 points in their emphatic 43-15 win over Ebbw Vale.
Llanelli edged out rivals Cardiff 15-7 at Stradey Park.
The WRU has teamed up with Crawshay's to tour Georgia in June. The side, which will be called the Crawshays WRU President's XV, will play Emerging Georgia twice, in a tour which supports the Welsh Government's efforts to grow relations between the two countries.
Wales Sevens are looking to re-group after a disappointing tournament last time out in South Africa. The next double leg in New Zealand and Las Vegas offers Gareth Williams a chance to redeem themselves.
Wales Women's head coach Rhys Edwards was at Llandovery to see the conclusion of an entertaining Women's Regional championship where any one of three teams were in contention for title glory on the last day of action.
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.