RGC were denied a second consecutive Principality Premiership victory after falling to a last-gasp 15-13 loss to Aberavon at Stadiwm Zip World.

The Gogs’ produced another display full of inconsistencies in front of a large crowd at their Colwyn Bay base, and things do not get any easier for Mark Jones’ side this weekend as they make the long trip to Bridgend on Saturday.

A sluggish start from both sides saw the majority of the first period played in and around the middle third of the field, with Jones forced into making three early changes which further hampered the home side’s momentum.

This enabled the visitors to get their noses in front when a quick break-away resulted in winger Alex Varney going over for an unconverted score, but RGC managed to go into the break with a slender cushion when George Roberts was the beneficiary of a driving maul for a touch down. Billy McBryde added the extras.

The fly-half expertly despatched a penalty in the opening exchanges of the second period to extend the hosts advantage, but this was met by a swift response by the away side in the form of a free-kick of their own from the dependable James Garland.

Despite controlling possession for long periods midway through the half but were finding it difficult to penetrate the resolute Aber rearguard, with Bailey Rae making a stunning last-ditch tackle to deny Varney a second score at the other end.

McBryde failed with a penalty following a series of infringements soon after, and the visitors got another crucial breakthrough when Wales U19 international Jac Morgan surged across the whitewash for a try that was converted by Garland.

The hosts were unable to rally in the dying moments and find a route back into the game, condemning them to another loss on home soil.