Rain may have ruined most of the rugby programme on Saturday, but it was a day to remember at Llynfi Road, where Maesteg ran up their ninth successive victory - their best-ever run in 11 seasons of league rugby.
Maesteg's last defeat was at Beddau on November 3 and when they went to Narberth in September they lost 39-28, but this time they left the league leaders beaten for only the third time this season.
As with Maesteg, Narberth's last loss was also on November 3 and the Otters went confidently into a 1l-6 interval lead with fly half Simon Daniel scoring the only try to take his tally to 164 points this season.
Neath under-21 player Aled Davies and Maesteg fly half Matthew Pearce, himself a former Neath player, kicked a brace of penalties apiece.
In the second spell, Maesteg scrum half Richard Morgan, the cousin of Australian cricket star Stuart McGill, scored a try that Pearce converted and again Davies and Pearce traded penalties, but Davies missed a late shot that would have won it for arberth and Maesteg were winners by 16-14.
Pearce now tops the Division 2 scorers with 239 points that leaves him 43 ahead of scrum half Rhys Edwards of UWIC.
Only one other match took place in Divisions 2-4 when bottom club Tenby United went down at home to Birchgrove by 23-10 in Division 3 West. It was only Birchgrove's fourth win of the season and leaves them in tenth position of the 13 clubs in the division..
DIVISIONS 5-7. ROUNDUP
Porthcawl's South Road pitch was deemed in good enough condition to play by referee Gareth Saunders of Rhydyfelin and the 'Seaweeds' took full advantage to defeat Baglan 14-5 and move to third place in Division 7 Central.
A try after 20 minutes by centre Jason Bryant was converted by his partner Robert Price, but Baglan responded with a try by wing Marcus Puckett that saw fly half Liam Gadd's excellent conversion attempt strike a post.
Porthcawl finished it just on the interval as Bryant again burst over for Price to convert. Their rearranged match away to leaders Dowlais next Saturday is now a key one.
Second-placed Rhigos stored to a 56-3 win in 7 Central at Aberavon Green Stars with nine tries being scored - two by Simon Grindle. In 6 Central the only match saw Banwen beat Abercwmboi 34-12 with a 5-0 try-count led by two from centre Barry Evans as Mark Bennett placed four penalties in reply.
Division 5 North saw a shock as leaders Llangefni fell at rexham by 2419 in only Wrexham's third win in 15 matches and Llangefni's second loss in 13 games.
Wrexham's veteran lock Mike McLeod scored two tries plus a penalty try, while Arwel Roberts, Dylan Llyr and Rhodri Gray crossed for Llangefni.
Also in 5 North, Bangor and Welshpool shared six tries, but Bangor gained their first win by edging home 26-24. Newtown beat Mold and Llandudno scored four tries in defeating Pwllheli in another shock by 24-12.Pontllanfraith kept up the chase of leaders Barry in 6 East as they won 7-6 at Monmouth in the only match played in that division, while in 6 West Lampeter won 6-3 at Pembroke Dock Quins and Tycroes scored four tries in a 32-9 win over Cwmgors.
Nant Conwy are Division 6 North leaders after scoring two tries in a 12-3 win over Denbigh, while Bro Ffestiniog berat Machynlleth 12-9 in a game of kicks and Rhos had the only try in a 13-9 win at Colwyn Bay.
Head coach Rowland Phillips and key front rower Carys Phillips look ahead to games against Spain and Ireland as Wales Women ramp up their preparations for the forthcoming Six Nations. The two warm-up games are a 'massive opportunity to refine the squad' according to the Welsh camp.
Martyn Phillips has discussed details of the newly published 'Strategy for Welsh Rugby' which puts in black and white terms the plans and direction of the governing body of the national sport in Wales for the next decade.
WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips has urged Welsh rugby fans to follow in the footsteps of their soccer counterparts at last summer's Euro Championship by backing their team to the hilt in the upcoming RBS 6 Nations campaign.
Chief executive Martyn Phillips has highlighted the plans for Wales to become a breeding ground for national and elite club rugby coaches, which are contained in the WRU's 10-year 'Strategy for Welsh Rugby'.
Andrew Coombs is enjoying his new role as Nelson forwards coach. The former Dragons and Wales lock has big ambitions to become a professional coach but feels it's important to learn the ropes in grassroots rugby and where better than his home club Nelson, with friends and family close to hand.
Students at Brynllywarch Hall School, near Newtown, have transformed their own lives, and are now having a positive impact on others through rugby. The sport has had a life-changing effect on the well-being of the students who are now delivering rugby sessions to local primary schools and playing for a new mixed ability side
Wales reached their first semi-final since 2013 in the opening round of this season's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie recaps on what proved to be an eventful tournament
Wales and Ospreys back row James King, who came through the North Wales age grade system, nominated North Wales Regional Community Rugby Manager Marc Roberts, in the WRU's 'Diolch' initiative where squad players thanked those who played a part in their rise to the top.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.