Loughor are within a point of Division Two West leaders Builth Wells after they beat Bridgend Athletic
With Builth Wells' trip to Cwmavon being postponed, the second and third placed clubs had the chance to play their game in hand at Villa Field.
Hosts Loughor ran out 15-13 winners, but needed a late penalty to do so. Ospreys academy centre Ben John put the winning kick over on 75 minutes.
Elsewhere BP Llandarcy scored three tries in their 28-11 win at Mumbles, whilst Kidwelly beat Gorseinon 25-15 on Boxing Day.
Pontyberem kept their winning run going at the top of Division Three West, picking up at slender 27-21 win over mid-table Crymych. Two tries from Phil Rose and a further score from Richard Thomas ensured that Pontyberem go into 2009 with their 100 per cent league record in tact.
Shane Williams' first club Amman United picked up their first win of the season, and they did so in style with a six try 37-12 win at Tumble to move off the bottom of the table.
This try tally was only bettered by Laugharne, who scored ten in their 71-15 win over Llanelli Wanderers.
Cardigan beat Newcastle Emlyn 18-6 in a local derby, Aberystwyth defeated Lampeter 24-10 and Haverfordwest won 17-11 at Llanybydder.
Division Three South West table toppers Tondu saw off Glynneath 63-9, with Dean Thomas scoring 23 points including one of the host's nine tries.
Second place Aberavon Quins kept up the pressure by recording a winning bonus point in beating Maesteg Celtic 32-14.
Maesteg Quins defeated Kenfig Hill 30-12 and Skewen breezed past Tonna 50-0.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.