In SWALEC Division Two East, Mountain Ash closed the gap on league leaders, Gilfach Goch, thanks to a 33-21 win over fourth-placed Brynmawr.
The vital win on the road keeps them in the hunt for promotion. Brynmawr stuck with three tries but it was not enough to overcome the visitors, who scored tries through Merion Thomas, Craig Evans, Dale Keeping and Dean Philips to secure maximum points.
Treorchy also kept their chances alive with a bonus-point home victory over Penallta, Shaun Green, Damon Filmer, Andrew Mallin and Peter Hutchings the men who crossed for the hosts.
However Gilfach Goch, who were not in action this weekend, can win the title and promotion to Division One East with a bonus-point win in a crunch match against Treorchy on Friday.
Elsewhere in the division, Llanharan secured their place in the league for another year with a hard-fought victory over Llantwit Fardre.
Fleur De Lys will join Llanharan in the division next year after they were crowed Division Three East champions, recording a 29-17 win over Gwernyfed on the road. Back-row duo Leigh Taylor and Lee Jones were joined by Jamie Heythorn to touch-down and Paul Emanuelli slotted a further 14 points.
Meanwhile Pill Harriers ran in nine tries on their way to a 61-7 triumph over Croesyceillog. Ross Palmer was in magnificent form and the fly-half inspired the Harriers to victory with a five-try brace.
In a titanic battle in Division Four East that saw league leaders Abertillery BG travel to second-placed Risca. The visitors came out on top and took a giant leap towards securing the Championship thanks to a closely fought 18-13 win. Wing Aled Penn proved the difference and raced away to score two vital tries.
League strugglers, St Josephs, scrapped to a crucial win in their battle to avoid the drop, securing 15-13 win at Abercarn, Nigel Morgan and Ryan Moore the try scorers for St Jo's.
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.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.