Bony are up against it
BONYMAEN, who lost nine first-team regulars to Premiership clubs over the summer, suffered their second Swalec Championship defeat in two outings when they lost 41-5 at Cardiff Met.
They lost 37-11 at home to Narberth last weekend and this latest loss leaves them bottom of the table on 0 points.
Five players left to join Swansea and four went to Llandovery and it meant on Saturday the Parc Mawr side had to field six of last year's youth team, one of whom, prop Jordan Collins, scored their try.
Bony were competitive for most of the game and trailed only 16-5 at half-time, but three tries by the students in the final 10 minutes gave the scoreline a flattering sheen.
Tata Steel followed up the previous weekend's 22-6 home win against Tondu with a narrow 23-20 loss at Newbridge.
Waunarlwydd and Glynneath are joint top of division one west after both edged to narrow away wins on Saturday.
Waunarlwydd won 17-13 at Kidwelly, who scored a try near the end to make for a nervy last few minutes for the Swansea side.
Wing Alan Pope, just before half-time, and centre Dan Fox touched down for Waun, and scrum-half Lee Evans converted both and added a penalty.
Glynneath won 23-17 at Llangennech, scoring three tries via Ben Jones, Richard Carter and Jordan Griffiths. Cory Jenkins converted one of them and Jack O'Reilly kicked two penalties.
An injury-time drop-goal by fly-half Jack Wilson gave Carmarthen Athletic a 26-24 win at West Wales rivals Whitland.
Whitland led 18-6 at the break and 21-6 after five minutes of the second half, but the hosts paid the price for butchering several try-scoring chances.
Wing Matt Haldane and flanker Zac Miller crossed for Whitland and fly-half Scott Newton landed four penalties and a conversion.
Wing Luke Marshall (2) and replacement hooker Arron Shakeshaft scored for the Athletic, with centre Mike Sauro putting over two penalties and a conversion before Wilson's match-winning intervention.
Cwmllynfell outscored visiting Loughor four tries to three and took their game in the Swansea Valley 34-22.
Loughor had the superior pack but Cwm's backs were far more creative and looked dangerous when they moved the ball wide.
Flanker Dan Jones, wings Scott Gibson and Tristan Lewis and full-back Peter Thomas scored for Cwm, Thomas adding four penalties and a conversion.
For Loughor, veteran full-back Jason Roberts powered over from five yards, fly-half Jamie George also crossed and they also had a penalty try. Lee Evans kicked two conversions and a penalty.
Ammanford lost 27-13 at Builth Wells and Crymych saw off Kenfig |Hill 35-29 in Pembrokeshire.