WITNEY preserved their perfect record in Southern Counties North with a

last-ditch 36-31 triumph at High Wycombe.

Rob Coe and Matt Clarke crashed over in the final ten minutes as the visitors fought back from 24-5 down, which also booked their place in the Southern Counties Final of the RFU Intermediate Cup.

The leaders got off to an awful start as the hosts scored a converted first-minute try.

High Wycombe touched down again soon after, with the successful kick making it 12-0 before a penalty left Witney 15 points down.

The visitors made three changes and were rewarded with Carl Campbell’s unconverted try.

But the respite was only temporary for Witney as the hosts kicked three penalties to go 24-5 up, before Coe, Tom Puddle and replacement Michael Fradgley were all yellow-carded, the latter three minutes after coming on.

Ryan Harris reduced the deficit before the break with an unconverted try, before Callum Godfrey went over five minutes after the restart, Puddle adding the extras.

But the tide had not turned as High Wycombe increased their lead with another converted score.

Wayne Caffekey’s try 15 minutes from time reduced the deficit, Clarke converting.

Coe went over six minutes from time, Clarke’s conversion levelling the scores.

And moments later the centre crossed to give Witney a sensational victory.

Elsewhere, Didcot went down 20-17 at home to Aylesbury and Wallingford lost 22-7 at Marlow.

In Southern Counties South, Grove won 34-10 at Walcot.

The Oxfordshire side are nine points clear at the top of the table.

Meanwhile, Chipping Norton thrashed Bletchley 45-12 to keep their lead at the top of the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier.

Gosford All Blacks remain two points behind after claiming a 24-7 home win over Tadley.

Abingdon won 31-12 at Drifters, but Wheatley were defeated 65-10 at Milton Keynes.