Steelmen remain calm to keep pressure on the top sides
EBBW Vale stayed patient to pick up the full five points at Bargoed and stay in touch at the top of the Principality Premiership ahead of their vital home clash with third-placed Cardiff next weekend.
Josh Prosser and Rhys Jones exchanged penalties in the opening stages as the home side went 6-3 up.
But then the visitors created two flashes of brilliance in the space of five minutes to build an 11point advantage.
Jack Dixon shrugged off his markers to dive in the corner for their first try, which Jones converted to give Ebbw Vale the lead for the first time.
The Steelmen then regained the ball from the re-start before a brilliant up-and-under from Jones was latched onto by Lewis Young, allowing him a clear run in under the posts. Jones once again added the extras.
A second penalty from Jones gave the Steelmen a 20-6 lead, but Bargoed hit back just before the break with the first of two tries from Duane Dyer. That made it 20-11 at half-time.
Another Prosser penalty cut the gap to six points and then, after choosing a scrum over an easy three points from a penalty, they worked Dyer over in the corner for his second try.
Prosser’s conversion kick hoisted the home side into a 21-20 lead.
Two minutes later, Lloyd Evans broke through to score the Steelmen’s third try and Josh Lewis grabbed the bonus-point with the final move of the match.