CHEPSTOW FC remain unbeaten in their debut season in the Gwent Super League after a narrow win at home against defending champions Pontnewydd, writes Morgan Barrell.

The match saw a host of Gwent stars go head-to-head as Pontnewydd led the table going into the game.

Chepstow made the perfect start with Sam Cankett, who followed up his 30+ average from the previous week, Mike Davies and Steve Swallow giving the hosts a 3-0 lead.

Veteran Peter Johns and WDF world number one Nick Kenny, who hit a 32.67 average, narrowed the gap to just one point.

Chepstow captain Jon Worsley (31.31) then beat Welsh international Mark Blandford to seal the win, while Nathan Treadgold ended Lee Harris’ unbeaten record in the final game of the night.

The 4-3 result leaves Worsley’s side two points behind Pontnewydd with a game in hand at home to Brynmawr.

Aberbargoed’s Alec Small and Hafodyrynys’ Liam Meek both excelled for their respective teams.

Small’s men won 5-2 at Tredegar Cons, while Meek guided his side to victory at Abergavenny, one which takes them into a three-way battle for third place with Baneswell and Gilfach.

Elsewhere, Talywain produced their best performance of the season at the Dodger, although it was the hosts who prevailed on the night.

Chris Jones, Ben Taylor and Kieren Parfitt won games for the visitors, while Rob Lewis overcame Jason Blatchford to see the home side to victory.

Gilfach continue to close the gap on Baneswell following a 6-1 success at Cwmbran Workies.

The evergreen Bryan Cook and his Crumlin Rugby side maintained their fine recent form with victory over Pontypool.

There are two local derbies this week as Crumlin Rugby visit Hafodyrynys and Chepstow entertain league leaders Chepstow FC.