RAMS RFC made it two National One wins from two with a nerve-jangling 25-21 victory against Birmingham Moseley at Old Bath Road.

The hosts started the game the livelier of the two sides when blindside flanker Jamie Guttridge put his team ahead in the third minute after Tom Vooght collected from a line-out.

Alex Seers converted to give Rams a 7-0 lead and slotted a penalty on 22 minutes to widen the gap to 10 points.

Two minutes later the try of the game took the Reading men 15 points ahead.

Seers took a quick line-out to Henry Bird, and the Rams full-back weaved through opposition defenders before off-loading to Connor Stapley.

He put scrum-half Ollie Cole in for a try which Seers could not convert, but a penalty made it 18-0 lead in the 36th minute.

Moseley hit back just before half-time when Fijian centre and man-of-the-match John Davetanivalu touched down for his first of the afternoon, and fly-half Ben Palmer added the extras to cut the gap to 18-7 at the interval.

Rams restored their 18-point advantage in the 42nd minute with Seers again involved, this time delivering a pinpoint pass to Jak Rossiter to allow the wing to open his account in National One. Seers again added the extras.

However, Rams would not trouble the scorers again but instead would be tested to the extreme by a hard-hitting Moseley offensive led by the excellent Davetanivalu.

Tries for full-back Rob Povey and Davetanivalu himself, both converted by Palmer, brought the score to 25-21 it the 68th minute.

What followed was the rugby equivalent of the Siege of Harfleur except that, unlike the French, the Rams blue wall refused to be breached and the game finished when home centre Ellis Jones tackled Davetanivalu behind his own try line with just seconds remaining to give his team the chance to win the resulting scrum and kick the ball into touch to start celebrations for an epic win.

Rams head coach Seb Reynolds paid tribute to his men, stating: “To get a result against a strong Birmingham Moseley side is really pleasing.

“We had success in the first half, but when we dropped off they were very dangerous so we then had to rely on grit and determination”.

Rams visit Darlington Mowden Park this Saturday for the first ever encounter between the clubs.