A LAST gasp try from Oscar Lennon secured a dramatic 25-24 victory for RGC at Swansea.

The Gogs’ dug deep in the closing stages to mount a fine fightback to eventually emerge with bragging rights against the All Whites.

Speaking to the RGC website, coach Josh Leach said: “We had the wind behind us first half but it isn't always easy to see if is an advantage until you get into the second half.

“Swansea looked at the kicking game and tried to turn us as much as possible. For us kicking wasn't working so we looked to play the ball. “This was high risk, but high reward if it worked. We got back in the game and showed good character with the scoreboard against us.

“I also thought the replacements made an impact. We have had wins snatched away from us here in the past, so we will certainly enjoy this."

The visitors took an early lead through a Billy McBryde penalty, but this was met by the home side’s first try of the game which came from Tom Williams after good work from Matthew Aubrey. James Davies added the extras.

This was met by a swift response from the Gogs, who restored their slender advantage with a penalty try after a period of sustained pressure.

After the break saw the hosts begin the brighter and they were rewarded with their second try of the afternoon when Callum Bowden bundled his way over from close range.

Another McBryde penalty kept RGC in front until a sensational individual run from Swans’ hooker Owen Thomas saw the player evade a series of tackles before crossing the white wash. Davies was successful with the conversion attempt.

The home side attained their bonus point when Adrian Cambriani took advantage of a charged-down kick to touch down in the corner for an unconverted try.

RGC set up a grandstand finish when Tom Hughes pulled them to within four with a try after he was set up superbly by replacement Delwyn Jones, and McBryde fired over a tricky conversion from wide to ensure a nervy ending to proceedings.

Matthew Moore was shown a yellow card for the hosts in the dying stages, and the Gogs’ took full advantage as Lennon grabbed a vital score with the game’s final attack after a surging drive from the visiting pack.