Newport's young fly half Niall Martin was given a baptism of fire replacing their first choice Lewis Robyn who made his debut for the Dragons Friday night. Martin was unable to prevent his side losing to Aberavon, who continue to apply pressure at the top of the division with centre Ben John picking up the only try of the game.
The big match of the weekend was at Church Bank where third placed Llandovery were playing Pontypridd. The Sardis Road-outfit came out victorious with winger Mathew Little capping off an outstanding performance with two tries.
Raining champions Llanelli inflicted further misery on bottom side Tonmawr with a bonus-point win. Three of Llanelli's four tries came from replacements, with prop Alad Hopkins getting two of them.
Elsewhere wind played its part in Swansea's victory over Cross Keys at St Helens. Although the All Whites won easily, Cross Keys can take solace in a spirited second half performance. Tom Prydie, the youngest player to ever represent the Wales, continued his recovery from a cruciate ligament injury, scoring an excellent try for Swansea.
Bedwas came out on top against Carmarthen with back-row veteran Deri Mattravers proving to be the inspiration with two tries. Rory Wood added another try while Rich Powell produced a virtuoso performance with the boot converting all three tries and four conversions.
The mid-table clash between Bridgend and Cardiff ended with the Blue & Blacks coming out on top. Cardiff's centre pairing of Owen Williams and Richard Smith were lethal throughout the game with both players getting over the try line.
The main talking point of the game came on the 73rd minute when Scott Sneddon came off the bench to be immediately sin-binned for a dangerous tackle