Hemel Stags 21-20 Gateshead Thunder
Bishay sinks Thunder
A Mike Bishay drop-goal ensured Hemel continued their perfect start to life in Kingstone Press Championship 1 with a 21-20 win over Gateshead.
Omari Caro went over first for the Thunder but Hemel hit back as Ian Keevil's try was converted by Bishay.
A Jack Smith try converted by Chris Parker edged Gateshead back in front but Mason Caton-Brown's score levelled things up.
Aaron Small then gave Stags a four-point lead before another converted Smith try once again handed the initiative to the Thunder.
But Mike Forgham's converted effort swung the balance of power the other way before Jason Payne crossed the whitewash with four minutes remaining to make it 20-20.
And the late drama wasn't to end there as Bishay booted over the posts with two minutes remaining to snatch the win.