Bonus haul is little consolation
TATA Steel had to be content with two bonus points in their 34-27 home defeat by third-placed Llanharan in the Swalec Champ- ionship.
Tata scrum-half Ross Pritchard crossed for two tries and wing Paul Bamsey and full-back Andrew Collins also touched down.
Fly-half Simon Evans put over a conversion and a penalty and centre Nick Harwood added a conversion.
Bottom club Bonymaen were unable to capitalise on the previous weekend's 17-15 home win over Tondu, the Swansea club's first win of the season, as they went down 31-0 at mid-table Newbridge.
Glynneath, leaders of division one west at the start of Saturday, dropped a place after their game at Kenfig Hill was abandoned just before half-time following an injury to the referee. Waunarlwydd took advantage to move top after a 37-19 win at Whitland.
Waun were only 15-11 up at the break but took advantage of a tiring Whitland side who had a wing sent off for a spear tackle half way through the first half.
Wing Alan Pope led the way with a hat-trick, with hooker Andrew Lloyd and full-back Andrew Rees-Spowart also crossing.
Fly-half Josh Hammett landed a penalty and a conversion before going off with an ankle injury. Centre Jonny Lewis then took over the kicking duties and put over a penalty and two conversions.
Loughor had a few nervous moments before clinching a 38-24 win at home to Builth Wells.
Loughor were 28-7 up at one point in the second half before the Mid Walians pulled back to 31-24, but evergreen scrum-half Steve Wake redeemed himself for his earlier yellow card by scoring the hosts' fourth try to settle the matter.
Wing Lawrence Headlan, a student at Swansea University, with a 60-yard run, hooker Nick O'Kelly and fly-half Chris Banfield got the hosts' other tries.
Man of the match Banfield also kicked four penalties and three conversions.
Llangennech and Kidwelly produced an exciting game of running rugby that saw 10 tries, but Llangennech paid the price for not landing their kicks as they went down 39-30.
Both sides scored five tries but it was the accuracy of Kidwelly fly-half Stuart Morris that proved the difference.
No. 8 Tom Wilson (2), flanker Daniel Griffiths, wing Rhys Davies and Fijian lock Jim Kaumaitotya crossed for Llan, with Steffan Marshall and his replacement only landing one penalty and conversion between them.
For Kidwelly, centres Jason Smith (2) and Andy Francis, wing Andrew Kirkbride and full-back Jamie Evans crossed, and Morris landed four conversions and two penalties.
Cwmllynfell are fifth after their narrow 21-19 win at Crymych.
They scored three tries through No. 8 Craig Kelly, hooker Aled Williams and flanker Daniel Jones, all converted by wing Peter Thomas.
Winless Ammanford remain bottom of one west after their 35-15 defeat at Carmarthen Athletic, their fifth loss of the season.
For the hosts, who moved up to third place, tries went to scrum-half Evan Ellis, centre Rhys Lewis, wing Owain Herbert, fly-half Steffan Evans and full-back Mike Sauro, who also kicked two penalties and two conversions.
Ammanford's try-scorers were centre Tom Rees, who carried well in midfield, and lock Jake Simms, who also had a good run out. Rhydian Morris completed the Ammanford scoring with a penalty and a conversion.