REDINGENSIANS Rams head coach Seb Reynolds believes something special could be building at Old Bath Road after his side secured a third straight National Two South victory with a 33-26 success against Old Redcliffians, writes Richard Ashton.

The hosts were not at their best, yet still ran in five tries to cement their position in fifth in the table.

And Reynolds told the Chronicle: “I think we have a very, very good squad here. You need elements of luck and good fortune, but if things start to click like I feel they can, there is a very good side there.

“We’re very happy at the moment. The boys are going well, they’re a good bunch and they’re playing good rugby.”

Things did not begin well for Rams, though, as outside centre Jermaine Jones carved his way through to open the scoring early on, Olly Rayner converting.

Rams struck back, though, and after James Foss was sin-binned, Steve Bryant went over for a converted score before Greg Illingworth did the same at the end of a sumptuous move to make it 14-7.

Old Reds levelled early in the second half, though, Sam Hewick touching down at the back of a rolling maul, but in a pulsating contest, Jak Rossiter put the hosts back in front out wide, the score 19-14.

Rams looked to put the game to bed with wave after wave of attack, but the visitors levelled when Henry Bird intercepted and ran 80 metres to dot down.

However, Redingensians upped their game and a Will Morrision score, allied to a sixth penalty try in eight games, pushed the home side 33-19 in front.

Reds had the final word with a Dan Fry converted try sealing a brace of bonus points with the last play of the game, but Reynolds was happy with another win.

He commented: “One of the things we wanted to up this year was the amount of points we’re scoring and we’re really pleased that we’re scoring tries via a combination of the forwards and backs.

“A sign of a good side is when you’re not at your best and the opposition bring their A game, and we still got a bonus-point victory.”

He also paid tribute to Old Reds, adding: “We knew they would push us, they’re a fantastic side who had a good promotion last year.

“We remembered them from National Three and we always had some good games with them, so we were under no illusion this was going to be a tough game.

“All credit to them, they were brilliant.”

Redingensians host Barnstaple this Saturday (2.30pm), before visiting rock bottom Wimbledon.

But Reynolds warned: “There’s no easy games. Barnstaple have a very strong pack, so lets see how we go with that – we’ve always had great games with them.”