The Turner brothers combined to steer Abercynon to a morale boosting 40-33 at Garndiffaith in Swalec League Division 2 East.
While centre Matthew showed off his kicking skills with 17 points from the boot, No 8 Geraint was in no mood to be outdone as he chipped in with a vital drop goal.
Trailing 27-15 at the interval against last season's impressive Division 3 East champions, Abercynon had to work flat out to bridge the gap and avoid a second successive defeat at the start of the season.
Former Youth team lock Sean Brown had a debut to remember as he scored the first of his the visitors' tries, but ended the game in hospital after fracturing his collar bone. Other tries came from Gavin Hole and Garreg Legge to complete the fightback.
The only consolation for the home side, for who Chris Sulway scored two tries, were two losing bonus points as they outscored their visitors by five tries to four.
There were also nine tries in Llantrisant's 33-26 home win over Treorchy, who also picked up two losing bonus points, while Ynysybwl stayed on top of the table thanks to their 23-22 victory at Rhydyfelin.
The visitors had scrum half Nathan Ellis to thank for victory at the death as he kept his cool to land a last play penalty to win the game. The home side outscored their visitors by four tries to three and looked set to take maximum points, but in the end had to settle for a mere two losing bonus points.
Mountain Ash bagged four tries in their 22-0 home win over Penallta, while Llantwit Fardre were 25-15 victors on the road at Brynmawr. Tries from Dan Fox and David Davies earned Newport Saracens a 15-6 home triumph over Gilfach Goch.
Abergavenny ran in six tries in their 45-28 victory at Pill Harriers to ensure maximum points from their opening two games in Division 3 East, while Croesyceiliog were the only other side in the division to earn at attacking bonus point with their four tires in a 35-12 home win over Tredegar Ironsides.
There were eight tries for New Tredegar in their 46-5 home win over Nantyglo in Division 4 East, Craig Thomas getting two of them and also adding three conversions, while Abertillery BG, Abercarn and Monmouth also made it two wins out of two.
Aberbeeg and Forgeside shared eight tries in their 22-22 draw in Division 6 East, while Cefn Fforest ran in 11 in their 83-3 win at Blaina United in the same division.
In Division 6 Central, table topping Cambrian Welfare ran in seven tries in their 47-3 hammering of visitors Llandrindod Wells. Julian Huntely grabbed two of them and also knocked over six conversions for a match tally of 22 points.
The Half a Game initiative is currently sweeping across Wales and proving a major success. The scheme aims to give every young player at least half a game every weekend. WRU TV recently visited a festival in Narberth where clubs have fully embraced the initiative.
Both Bargoed and Swansea were seeking their first win of the Principality Premiership season this afternoon. It proved a fruitful day for the hosts - not only did they win, but Bargoed claimed a try bonus point.
Cardiff managed to keep their unbeaten record at home intact, but only just as Bridgend made them work extremely hard before the Blue and Blacks secured a hard fought Principality Premiership win at the BT Sport Arms Park last night.
Former Wales back row Andy Powell gives a guided tour of The Wern, home of Merthyr RFC, who are determined to prove a lot of people wrong and make their mark in their first season in the Principality Premiership.
Wales Sevens head coach Gareth Williams looks back on the Rio Sevens success where he helped GB win silver. He believes the successful campaign is a huge boost to his Welsh squad as they prepare for another World Series, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will be heading back home to take on the All Blacks next year where for him, success for 2017 is all about going to New Zealand and winning a Test Series.
Last week all roads led to Eugene Cross Park where defending champions Ebbw Vale hosted this season's launch of the Principality Premiership. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie was there to capture the thoughts of Damien Hudd, captain of Ebbw Vale, and WRU Head of Performance, Geraint John.
Llandovery made it three in a row when they defeated Aberavon in the final of the National Foster's 7s at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday. On another eventful day of sevens, Newport claimed the Plate and the Dragons won the women's crown
Last week saw Cardiff welcome players from around the world for the 21st Golden Oldies Festival. The tournament features players over 35 years of age, and this year's event saw a select few represent the WRU in a 'friendly' against the Wooden Spoon.
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.