Oxford RLFC 23-22 Hemel Stags
Oxford edge to victory
Oxford required a 78th-minute drop-kick from Jonny Leather to see off Hemel Stags 23-22 in the Kingstone Press Championship 1.
The visitors were quick out of the traps and raced into an 18-4 lead inside half an hour thanks to a brace of tries from Aiden Pritchard and a score from Mike Forgham, with Mike Bishay converting all three.
Shaun Robinson had cancelled out Pritchard's early opener before tries from Tommy Connick and Danny Halliwell, both converted by Leather, and Lucas Onyango's score put Oxford ahead.
Aaron Small crossed 15 minutes from time to put the Stags 22-20 ahead, but Leather kicked a penalty and the one-pointer to secure the points for Oxford.