The Wizards, who opened the scoring on the back of a seventh-minute Jamie Davies penalty, dominated the opening half. Prop Paul Breeze almost squeezed over for a corner try, but they had to be satisfied with a snap drop-goal from centre Darren Ryan. A patient build-up led to wing Daran Griffiths crossing for a 22nd-minute try with fly-half Davies sending over a touchline conversion and Aberavon were in control once hooker Chris Wells was driven over for a 32nd-minute touchdown. The Newport revival was launched by Waldron's try, making it 18-5 at the break but during the third quarter they rued a failure to turn pressure into points. A 66th-minute try from centre Rhys Shorney held out hopes of better things to come for the huge Newport contingent.