RHYS Morgan scored a dramatic late try as Witney beat second-placed Aylesbury 22-19 to keep their 100 per cent record intact heading into the Christmas break.

The winger sped over in the final minutes to win the Southern Counties North clash, in a victory that had seemed unlikely when Arron Lambourne was yellow-carded moments earlier.

Aylesbury struck first with a converted try, before Lloyd Allen crossed for the hosts and Tom Puddle added the extras.

The scores remained level at half-time, but Witney got their noses in front when Rob Coe went over, although the conversion was missed.

The visitors hit back with another try to make it 12-12, but Puddle restored the lead with a penalty immediately after.

A converted Aylesbury try left the home side facing a first defeat of the season and this looked even more likely after Lambourne’s yellow card four minutes from time.

But Morgan saved the day, beating his man on the left wing to spark jubilant scenes, with Puddle converting.

Bicester also scored a last-minute converted try to win 14-13 at Wallingford.

The hosts took the lead through Ralph Smith’s

24th-minute try, which Charlie Campbell converted.

Wallingford had a man sent to the sin bin and the visitors took advantage, Charlie Bethell crossing and Dan Walker adding the two points.

Campbell struck penalties either side of half-time to make it 13-7 and Bicester piled on the pressure.

They were finally rewarded in injury time when Joey Sidburn touched down and Walker showed nerves of steel to add the extras.

Didcot drew 24-24 at Reading Abbey.

In Southern Counties South, Grove beat Combe Down 21-6 at home to cement their place at the top of the table.

Two first-half penalties from the visitors bookended a Mark Roberts try, converted by Ali McCarthy.

Steve Dixey and Guy Nicholl crossed in the second half, Ollie Nicholl converting both.

In the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier, Chipping Norton won 46-22 at Oxford to maintain the pressure on leaders Milton Keynes.

Abingdon are just four points behind in fourth, thanks to their 27-17 triumph at struggling Tadley.

There was also joy on the road for Wheatley, who ran out 28-19 winners at Hungerford.

Neither Gosford All Blacks nor Littlemore were in action.