GWENT Super League leaders Pontnewydd and title rivals Chepstow FC emerged victorious in derby encounters to maintain their positions at the top of the table, writes Morgan Barrell.

Nick Kenny’s defending champions Pontnewydd were pushed all the way by Cwmbran Workies before winning to hold a three-point lead over Chepstow FC.

Workies’ Lee Jones and Gavin Powell had the game of their lives but narrowly lost out to Kenny and Nathan Treadgold.

Ryan Palmer (34.16) led second-placed Chepstow FC to a 6-1 victory against hosts Chepstow.

The undefeated Jon Worsley kept up his fine form for the visitors, while Geraint Davies won the home side’s only point against Sam Cankett.

Tonight sees Pontnewydd welcome Chepstow and Chepstow FC entertain the improving Talywain.

Meanwhile, Hafodyrynys had Carl Lloyd and Stephen Challenger Jnr to thank as they defeated neighbours Crumlin Rugby 4-3.

Dave Power came out on top in the father versus son battle in the fixture between Baneswell and Pontypool.

But it was son Dan who had the last laugh as his Baneswell team ended up taking the spoils.

Gethyn Bennett, Mike Paull and Marcus Hawkins all threw brilliantly in their games as Brynmawr won at Talywain.

And Aberbargoed won a tight encounter at home against Abergavenny with Corey Burton winning the important last game.

A brilliant final game in the clash between Cross Keys and Dodger saw Corey Evans and Kyle MacLeod go toe-to-toe in a thriller.

A 13-dart leg and two 14-dart legs were thrown before MacLeod came through to give Dodger their third leg in a 4-3 defeat.

Finally, Gilfach's Andrew Ashcroft and Kevin Mills were the standout performers in their 5-2 home win over Tredegar Cons.