ANDY Humberstone kicked a penalty with the last play of the game to earn Rams a dramatic 29-27 victory over Moseley in Birmingham on Saturday - after they had trailed by nine points at half-time.

Their 12th win in 16 games keeps the Old Bath Road club level on points, 59, with Rosslyn Park and Richmond at the top of the National League One table.

Rams, with Joe Bridger making his league debut, got off to a flying start going at Billesley Common, opening the account with just three minutes gone.

The ball ran loose outside the scrum on the Moseley left, close to the line, and the Jack Moates seized the opportunity to throw himself forward to touch down.

Four minutes later, they scored again with multiple phases of play ending with Moates sending a short pass to James Guttridge, the conversion extending the lead to 12-0.

The hosts put their first points on the board from a long distance penalty and, on 22 minutes, from a crossfield move, their right-wing dotted down, and the conversion saw them close the gap to just two points.

Two penalties in the space of three minutes saw them take the lead, which they extended to 21-12 with another converted try following a charge down two minutes before half-time.

Another penalty in the 54th minute saw Moseley have twice as many points as their visitors.

It remained that way as the clock ticked past the 70th-minute mark and the Red and Blacks appeared to be on course for victory.

Rams, however, are a team of fighters and sustained pressure close to the line saw them awarded a penalty try to close the gap, only to quickly concede a penalty to leave the score at 27-19 going into the final five minutes.

It was here that their fitness shone through in the testing conditions. Further pressure on the home line and a collapsed scrum earned them a penalty try. The extras left just one point separating the sides as the game entered its final minute.

And one final push from the Rams saw them secure a penalty some 15 yards out and Humberstone kept his cool to slot over the three points for a sensational 29-27 victory.

It was a great way to end their 2019 fixtures, and will certainly keep their confidence on a real high going into the New Year.

Next up for Rams is a home clash with fifth-placed Darlington Mowden Park on January 4 (2pm).