Steelmen miss out on a bonus
TATA Steel are equal 10th out of the 14 clubs in the Swalec Championship after missing out on a losing bonus point at Bargoed by just one point.
The Steelmen lost 19-11 in the Rhymney Valley despite matching the hosts one try each.
Bargoed full-back Jordan Purcell proved the difference, adding four penalties to his conversion of fly-half Josh Prosser's try.
For Tata, wing Josh Austin touched down and full-back Simon Evans landed two penalties.
It looks like it could be a long season for Bonymaen after their young side lost again, their third defeat in three games.
Blackwood won 34-13 at Parc Mawr, although the visitors only led 16-10 at half-time.
Wing Nathan Brooks got Bony's only try, with fly-half Richard Cunniffe converting it and kicking two penalties.
Glynneath remain top of division one west after squeezing home 6-0 at home to visitors Crymych thanks to two Jack O'Reilly penalties.
Carmarthen Athletic, who like Glynneath have won all three games so far, didn't have things all their own way in their 29-21 win at home to Loughor.
The hosts contained nine players aged 20 or under and within six minutes of the start had scored two opportunist tries.
The first was an interception by home centre Mike Sauro, who raced in from 50 metres.
Then a Loughor pass went to ground and winger Luke Marshall kicked the ball on twice before being tackled just short of the line. Referee Jason Langdon awarded a penalty try. Sauro converted both.
Loughor, for whom scrum-half Gareth James was a very effective playmaker, continued to spread the ball at every opportunity and the home defence had to be well organised to keep them out.
An Andrew Williams penalty gave Loughor their first points, and finally, with six minutes of the half remaining, the visitors crossed for their first try.
Quick ball from the breakdown was moved right and quick passing gave wing Morgan Bryant the space to score at the corner. Williams's excellent conversion reduced the deficit to 14-10.
Then in the final play of the half Loughor scored a second try via winger Lawrence Headland, who gathered a crossfield kick from fly-half Liam Popham.
The Athletic upped their game after the break and five penalties, two by Sauro and three by Scott Maynard, against two by Popham ensured an eight-point win for the Athletic.
With 10 minutes left hosts Ammanford received a yellow card and previously winless Llangennech took full advantage to run in two tries to win 28-22.
Wing Liam Hutchings, flanker Dan Griffiths and scrum-half Gareth Davies crossed for Llan tries and No. 10 Steffan Marshall kicked three penalties and two conversions.
Wing Gary Stephens and openside flanker Llyr Morris crossed for Ammanford, with Rhydian Morris kicking the rest of the home points.
Waunarlwydd lost a tight game 21-17 at home to Builth Wells. Fly-half Josh Hammett kicked four penalties for Waun and flanker Guy Jones got their only try.
Cwmllynfell beat Kidwelly 19-16 thanks to 14 points from Peter Thomas plus a try by Dylan Crisp to keep Kidwelly at the foot of the table.
In the other game in one west, Whitland edged to a 19-18 win at Kenfig Hill.