There was better news for Risca in Division Three East after they recorded only their second win of the season against mid-table Llanishen. Outside-half Matthew Johnson bagged a match-winning 21-points haul for the league's bottom side that included a full-house of scores with a try, three penalties, two conversions and a drop goal. In contrast, leaders Abergavenny went down to only their second defeat of the campaign with a shock 38-18 reverse at Blaina while Pontypool Utd ran in nine tries in their 64-6 demolition of hapless Senghenydd, wing Rob Morgan helping himself to two.
Young full-back Mike Bourke could not have asked for a better start to senior rugby with a four-try debut as Newport HSOB hammered Trinant 72-0 in Division Four East. The Old Boys crossed for 12 tries in total which also included a hat-trick from winger Tom Diggle. However that could not top second-placed St Peters who hammered Talywain 89-5. Centre Steve Ireland and winger James Spackman both bagged hat-ticks and Neil Parsons notched up a personal tally of 29 points in the one-sided encounter.
In form Abertillery BG claimed their eighth consecutive win in Division Five East as they chase leaders Machen. Dean Thomas kicked a penalty and three conversions to pass the century mark in just nine starts.