READING Abbey snapped a run of four straight Southern Counties North defeats as they again came-from-behind to beat High Wycombe 34-24 in a thriller at Rose Hill.

Having gone 19-0 down at the break in the first game between the sides, only to come back and win 36-19, history repeated itself with a tremendous turnaround from the hosts.

The visitors started brightly and dominated the opening 10 minutes, and eventually made their pressure tell with a try from centre Tom Boardman. Freddie Roddick added the extras and Wycombe led 7-0.

They moved further in front when wing Greg Butters went over in the corner, and it looked like a rout could be on the cards when Toby Lane crossed for his side's third score.

Abbey replied before the break, though, Ed House showing some initiative to score from close range as the ball touched the post. Ollie Walton knocked over the conversion to leave the hosts 10 points adrift at the interval.

Some strong words at half-time led to a much-improved Abbey display in the second stanza, with scrum-half and captain Will Bevan sniping over from close range early in the piece. With Walton adding the extras, the score stood at 17-14 to Wycombe.

House blotted his copy book by receiving a yellow card – along with visiting prop Nick Allso – but Bevan bagged his second with some swift footwork.

After Walton converted, Abbey picked up their try bonus-point when back row Max Courtnage blasted his way through two defenders to dot down.

Walton kept up his success from the tee and then added a pair of penalties to push the lead out to 34-17, and despite Boardman grabbing his second try of the afternoon – converted by Roddick – it was too late for the shell-shocked visitors.

Reading Abbey are seventh in the table ahead of their last game of the season, a trip to Littlemore, this coming Saturday.