Narberth's 22-15 win over UWIC saw the Otters edge towards the Swalec Division One West title but they may be left to rue the failure to secure a bonus-point.
But their failure to do so leaves an opportunity for TATA Steel to snatch the league lead when they take on the same opponents on Wednesday.
Narberth recorded three tries in their win, through winger Matthew Davies, prop Tom Slater and replacement winger Nick Jones. Jon Campbell and Andy Berry crossed for the Students, who remain mired in mid table.
If TATA secure a try-scoring bonus point and win by six points in midweek they will overtake Narberth by virtue of points scored, and they warmed up in style with a 45-11 over Llanharan.
Centre Gbemi Fisher, full back Cameron Clement and outside half Simon Evans all crossed for braces, with number eight Cameron Davies also scoring.
Clement added five conversions to finish with a final tally of 20 points.
Meanwhile Tondu secured a priceless win in the battle to avoid the drop as they earned a 27-20 over visiting Waunarlwydd at Pandy Park.
Tries from Dan Thomas, Matthew Davies and Steve Brown gave the Waterwheelers a 27-6 halftime lead, and, despite a fightback from the visitors, it was enough to climb up two places to tenth.
Ammanford take their place at the foot of the table after succumbing 44-7 to a rampant Bridgend Athletic side at Newbridge Fields.
James Olds, Lyndsey McCausland and Jonathan Phillips crossed for first-half tries, and Phillips converted all three and added three penalties to give the hosts a 30-0 interval lead.
Rhys Ward Jones and Michael Hathaway touched down after the break as Athletic condemned the Recreation Ground outfit to a 10th straight loss.
Bonymaen's situation also looks perilous, but they did at least pick up what could be a crucial bonus point in a 31-28 loss at Llangennech.
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.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.