Two penalty tries gave Rams a last-move win over Rosslyn Park in a gruelling battle at Old Bath Road.
Four disciplinary scores were handed out with four sin-bins by referee Harry Walbaum as Park dropped to second in the Nat 1 table.
Park took the early initiative as their maul on 10 minutes earned a penalty try as Rams lock Connor Stapley was sin-binned.
The home side briefly went down to 13 men when Cameron Zeiss was sin-binned for a high tackle nine minutes later.
But punishment came six minutes later, Arthur Ellis going over the line after five attempts.
Rams, though, had something to say as Tom Vooght finished their own maul with six minutes to go.
Andrew Humberstone cut the gap to four points on 46 minutes for Craig Holland’s offside tackle, seeing him sin-binned.
Harry Leonard kicked his own five minutes later but a Rams score by Niall Kidd on the hour put the pressure back on.
Park’s substitute fly-half, though, was on hand again to kick his second penalty with 11 minutes to go.
But a sin-bin for Henry Spencer on 77 minutes allowed Rams to win a penalty try two minutes later.
Despite some last-gasp defending, the boys could not stop the home team getting another penalty try in the last move of the game.
Tries: Vooght 34, Kidd 59, Penalty 77, 80Conversions:Penalties: Humberstone 46Sin Bins: Stapley C 10, Zeiss 19
Team (15-9/1-8): Kieran Leicester; Jak Rossiter, Stevie Bryant, Andrew Humberstone, Conor Corrigan; Alex Seers (Connor Hayhow 16), Ollie Cole
(Jack Moates 60); Jack Steadman (Niall Kidd 51), Ben Henderson, Cam Zeiss (McDonnell-Roberts 51); Ollie Taylor, Connor Stapley; Jamie
Guttridge (Sean McDonnell-Roberts 21; Guttridge 32; Ross Crame 60), Tom Vooght, Robbie Stapley ©
Tries: Penalty 10, Ellis 25Conversions: Holland 26Penalties: Leonard 51, 69Sin Bins: Holland 46, Spencer 73
Team (15-9/1-8): Henry Robinson (Edwards 66); Nick Scott, Henry Cheeseman, Joe Munro ©, Neville Edwards (Harry Leonard 46); Craig Holland,
Dave Lewis (Jack Gash 60); Kyle Traynor (Ali Wade 77), Tom Vaughan-Edwards (Owen Hughes 66), Paul Doran-Jones (Nick Lovell 69); Sam
Twomey, Gregor Gillanders; James Freeman, Arthur Ellis, Henry Spencer
Referee: Harry Walbaum
Star Man: Tom Vooght – Rams
Bishop’s Stortford 43-0 CanterburyBlackheath 33-17 Rotherham TitansChinnor 34-22 CambridgeCinderford 24-18 Old ElthamiansDMP 66-8 Birmingham MoseleyHull Ionians 7-36 Sale FCRams 27-20 Rosslyn ParkRichmond 30-31 Plymouth Albion
Park welcome a Stortford side that have pushed the league’s big teams close and are starting to find some dangerous form.
The Hertfordshire side will be flying high after crushing Canterbury 43-0 at Silver Leys.
Fans will remember the last clash between these sides fondly as an epic 27-25 win while the last game at the Rock was won 25-17.
Report compiled by Warren Muggleton follow Warren at: https://twitter.com/WMuggleton