ARRON Lambourne coolly converted Jack Birks’s late try to earn Witney a 27-26 win over Salisbury.

The west Oxon side took the lead midway through the first half of the South West 1 East clash, when Rob Coe went over for a try, which Lambourne converted for 7-0.

Salisbury made it 10-7, when Jack Sheldrake replied, with Neil Loader, who also kicked a penalty, converting.

Witney responded through Dan Boshell’s try, converted by Lambourne, and led 14-13 at half-time after another Loader penalty for the visitors.

Lambourne and Loader (2) traded penalties as Salisbury went 19-17 in front.

Then a Lambourne drop-goal restored Witney’s lead, before Josh Green went over for the visitors. Loader converted to make it 26-20 on 71 minutes.

But Witney’s Birks dived over in the seventh minute of over-time, before Lambourne kept his cool to convert.

Unbeaten Banbury triumphed 27-26 against Old Centralians.

Bulls led 12-0 after tries from George Grieve and Tommy Gray, the latter converted by Joe Mills.

Matt Goode was sin-binned and Soloman Farrar touched down for the visitors.

Mills kicked a penalty for Banbury, but Centralians scored again as Lewis May crossed.

However, Bulls led 20-14, when Mills converted his own try.

The visitors went 26-20 up after the break, thanks to Italo Carbjal and Shay Morgan, who converted three tries.

Then Pete Boulton crashed over for Banbury and Mills added the extras.

The visitors could have won it, but were not awarded what looked like a late try, while Morgan missed a late penalty.

Oxford Harlequins lost 27-20 at Stratford-upon Avon.

The visitors opened up a 15-0 lead, thanks to tries from Chris Davies and Guy Fairburn. Huw Dimond converted the latter and kicked a penalty.

But their lead was cut to five points at the break, after Callum Cook and Toby Jones went over for the hosts.

Joe Cook’s try, converted by Jones, put Stratford in front, but Quins quickly made it 20-17 when Matt White went over.

However, a Jones penalty and a second Joe Cook try sealed victory for the hosts.

Bicester won 18-17 at home to Marlow, who missed a late conversion.

The hosts were ahead after two minutes with an unconverted try by right wing Phil Salkeld.

Marlow replied with tries by winger Stuart Jordan and hooker Curran McMillan, plus a conversion by full back Nick Carvey.

Sam Richardson landed a penalty for Bicester, who trailed 12-8 at the break,

They went 18-12 ahead with unconverted tries from Dan Spencer and winger Adam Hall.

Six minutes from time, Marlow centre Vanavasa Bai raced across in the corner, but to Bicester fans’ delight, Carvey’s conversion attempt failed.

Grove lost 44-19 at Chippenham.