EBBW Vale could only manage a losing bonus point in their clash with fellow Premiership strugglers Swansea last Saturday, but the fixture computer has handed them a second opportunity in as many weeks to take all the spoils from another basement battle.

The Steelmen couldn’t make home advantage count in their 13-10 loss to the All Whites, who were level on points with Greg Woods’ men going into the Eugene Cross Park encounter.

Tomorrow's opponents Bridgend are the only team below Ebbw in the standings, six points adrift of everyone else following just one victory – albeit over defending champions Merthyr – in nine matches.

The Ravens arrive in Gwent on the back of a 24-5 defeat by RGC 1404 last time out, a result which made it seven losses on the spin for the Brewery Field outfit.

While there is some daylight between Bridgend and the rest, they have pushed a couple of teams very close, starting on the opening day of the campaign and a 27-26 reverse against Aberavon.

Consistency appears to be the problem for the Steelmen, who themselves have only won twice in the league this term.

They had welcomed Swansea after a superb 31-23 away win against RGC, a triumph followed a 26-20 loss to Carmarthen Quins, which in turn proceeded a gutsy 12-3 defeat at Cardiff.

After three straight losses, Newport are now just five points clear of Ebbw in ninth place.

However, if they can string a couple of wins together then Ty Morris’ troops could find themselves shooting up the table – third place is only six points away.

The Black and Ambers are back on the road again tomorrow with a trip west to second-placed Carmarthen.

This weekend’s meeting is Newport’s last game of 2019, they don’t play again until January 4 when Bridgend are their hosts.

Quins can make it six wins on the trot tomorrow if they overcome Newport at Carmarthen Park.

The run they are currently on has seen them become the leaders of the pack chasing unbeaten table-toppers Cardiff, who boast a 100% record and 13-point advantage over the Quins.