Henley Hawks edged a narrow encounter with Old Redcliffians 22-20 on Saturday scoring a penalty try two minutes from the end.
Henley’s visitors sit eight places below them in the National League 2 South, but matched the hosts at a rain sodden Dry Leas.
Tries from Jake Albon, Tommy Haynes and Alan Awcock helped ensure Henley claim sixth spot in the league on 56 points.
Elsewhere, Chinnor were dealt a blow in their title chase surrendering 26-14 at home to league leaders Cinderford to leave them four points adrift in second on 86 points.
In the South West 1 East, Chippenham leapfrogged Banbury into second after the Oxforshire side’s match with Old Centralians was called off.
Not far behind in fourth, Oxford Harlequins battled to a 20-13 win over visitors Stratford Upon Avon to remain one place above Witney, who beat Salisbury 32-15 to add to their 52 points total.
Grove failed to make it back-to-back wins losing 27-22 to Chippenham, their fifth defeat in six.
Lowly Gosford All Blacks, without a win since November, remain second bottom in the Southern Counties North after defeat at Wallingford 25-5.
In the Berks Bucks & Oxon Premier, Didcot beat third placed Wheatley 26-9, while Littlemore’s clash with Hungerford was postponed.