Territorially the second half belonged almost exclusivly to Maesteg but Newport got the only score with Peter Nowell going over from a line-out. Newport had to defend desperately for the last half-hour, as maesteg pounded their line in a frantic search for a match winning score. Every player did Newport proud on a memorable day, but it was wing forward Roger Powell who rose above all others, with his non-stop and devastating tackling.
Maesteg failed to switch tactics and repeatedly ran into Newport's rock solid mid-field and back row, wasting huge amounts of possession. Maesteg layed siege on the Newport line, but the visitors under almost un-believable pressure refused to crack.