The 27-yr-old fly-half finished with nine penalty goals and one conversion for a 29-point haul. "We have given away over 20 penalties in each of our five games this season," said Newport coach Dai Rees. Even the wind went against Newport as it eased in the second half, but though pressured by the Wizards, the Black and Ambers made too many unforced errors. Aberavon coach Kevin Hopkins commented, "Our fitness came through and our performance and attitude was right." Following a 50-sec Davies penalty, Newport scrum-half James Ireland stole over for a converted try, but Davies landed four penalties before flanker Simon Peters crossed for a 22-7 interval lead. Newport errors and Aberavon's good defence, that included Tonmawr scrum-half Richard Morgan having to play an hour as a centre, helped create positions for four more Davies goals and live-wire scrum-half Danny Hawkins pounced for the final score in the 83rd min.