It made the score 4-4 betwen the two clubs in cup history, but it was a day of revenge for the Aberavon
crashed to a fourth European Shield defeat, their fans had something to cheer about as the Wizards staged a gallant fightback which took Dax by surprise.
A BRAVE defence by Bridgend held Aberavon
until the final minute from scoring a bonus point try as the Wizards marched on unbeaten.
27 NEATH will be playing Premiership rugby next season after winning the local derby against Aberavon
at the Talbot Athletic Ground.
Nicky Lloyd, the Aberavon
backs coach, commented: "Both defences were good and it takes a lot of hardwork to win here; but we resolute and determined.
On a perfect day for rugby it was Aberavon
who almost went ahead after a splendid break by centre Will Price, but somehow the Quins defence got back to save.
On an evening of strong wind and driving rain, Newport were looking for only their second home league win of the season, while Aberavon
came searching for their first away win for 11 months.
will never have a better chance of bringing that unenviable record to an end.
started slowly but three tries, including two from rollingmauls, took them through to victory, though neither side was able to claim a bonus point.
6 IN WHAT resembled a cup-tie atmosphere, Aberavon
won a bottom-of-the-table match to send Swansea to last place in the Premiership, writes Howard Evans.
backs coach Nicky Lloyd commented: "We played really well in the second half after gifting them three tries early on, when we tried to force the game too much.
scored after just 60 seconds as fly half Cameron Clement made a huge break and flanker Rob Dudley-Jones was up to take the pass and run in from 20 metres.