HARRISON Brough went over for a late try to secure Oxford a thrilling 24-22 victory over Hunslet at Tilsley Park.

Brough’s second score of the Kingstone Press League 1 contest sealed the Blues’ first victory over their established Leeds-based opponents.

Oxford made a shaky start, giving away a scrum on their own ten-metre line and Hunslet took full advantage, Niall Walker scoring for Joe Sanderson to convert.

The hosts hit back following an outstanding move, that started on their own ten-metre line.

From the final tackle, the ball was sent over to Brough, who touched down in the corner.

Harvey Burnett could not convert, and minutes later the centre was held up over the line.

But a couple of tackles later, Jake Joynt did score Oxford’s second try. Burnett converted to make it 10-6.

As soon as they got the ball back, Oxford scored again, Josh Atkinson diving over in the corner for an unconverted try.

Hunslet wasted an opportunity to get back into the game when George Flanagan was held up.

But when the visitors were awarded a penalty, this time they took advantage, Liam MacKay scoring and Sanderson converting.

Seconds before the half-time hooter, Burnett ran in Oxford’s fourth try which he was delighted to convert himself to give the Blues a 20-12 interval lead.

Hunslet were first to score when play resumed.

After winning a penalty on Oxford’s ten-metre line, the ball was sent out to winger Cameron Leeming, who dived over for an unconverted try.

They were soon level. Flanagan sold a dummy and dived over from close range, Sanderson again missing the conversion.

However, 15 minutes later he landed a penalty goal to put the visitors 22-20 ahead.

Oxford kept up the pressure and eventually Brough scored in the corner in the final tackle of a crucial set of six to make it 24-22.

Hunslet kept fighting for a win.

Twice they were held up over the line, before Oxford forced them into dropping the ball – and could celebrate an historic win.