Steelmen hang on for fine victory
TATA Steel edged to a 27-24 win at Llanharan in a fine game of open rugby in the Swalec Championship.
In a contest well refereed by Swansea official Colin Kirkhouse, Tata crossed for three tries via flanker Gareth Beer, wing Gareth John and No. 8 Rob Hill. Gareth Walters converted all three and added two penalties.
Also in the Championship, Bonymaen crashed 31-3 at Beddau to leave them 10th of the 14 teams.
In division one west, leaders Tondu eased to a 28-12 win at home to Llangennech, while second-placed Cwmllynfell saw off Carmarthen Athletic 41-20.
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The Swansea Valley side ran in five tries via wing Gareth Drewson, who got a hat-trick, prop John Williams and flanker Daniel Jones. Peter Thomas kicked the rest of the points.
Waunarlwydd moved up to third with a 46-18 win at home to bottom club Aberavon Quins.
Waun scored seven tries, scrum-half Lee Evans getting a hat-trick and flanker Steffan Jones two. Skipper and flanker Sion Evans and replacement back-rower Luke Dickerson also crossed.
Lee Evans also landed four conversions and a penalty, while Joe Gallivant got all the Quins' points with six penalties.
Ammanford's third successive victory, a 35-16 win against visiting Skewen, took them up to sixth.
Full-back Chris Moore and wing Gary Stephens crossed for scores in the first half, with fly-half Rhydian Morris slotting over a penalty and a conversion. Moore converting one too to give Ammanford an 18-6 half-time lead.
Moore crossed again in the second half, with centre Dafydd Pritchard also scoring. Morris converted once more and added a drop-goal.
Kidwelly beat visiting Loughor 38-10 after racing into a 31-3 lead at half-time.
Kidwelly ran in five tries through prop Calvin Williams, lock Chris Davies, wing Aaron Warren (2) and wing Gareth Rees with a long-distance interception effort. Rees also put over five conversions and a penalty.
Loughor, who kept going till the very end, scored a try via replacement back-rower John Thomas. Full-back Tom Davies converted it and landed a penalty in the first half.
Glynneath lost 25-13 at Kenfig Hill.