Scunthorpe Rugby Union Club 17 Bournville 16 - at Heslam Park
As players and supporters held their breath, the last kick of Saturday's National Midlands 3 game between Scunthorpe Rugby Union Club and Bournville was a drop-goal attempt by visiting number 10, Alex Warner, that was only a foot wide of the upright.
The final whistle then signalled a much-needed win for The Greens at Heslam Park
Those missing from the previous week's team included Al Fagan, Matt Probert, Rewiti Viamoso and Steve Parker.
Richard Tomlinson and Guy Michaijluk started in the front with Luke Scargall in the second row, Ben Wright at centre and Will Harrison at scrum-half.
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A threequarter line reshuffle also saw Adam Middleton move from scrum-half to the right wing.
Visiting Bournville had much the better of the early exchanges with their pack retaining the ball through several phases before eventually moving it to right winger Tom Southall who handed off his opposite number to score half-way in from touch.
Alex Warner kicked the conversion for a 7 points to nil lead after five minutes' play.
Scunthorpe gradually gained more possession but had to attack from deep positions as the Birmingham boys employed a kicking game to pin them back into their own half.
It was from one such counterattack that Ben Wright made the initial thrust before Tom Foster broke through to sprint in under the posts.
Tom Barker added the conversion to level the scores after 24 minutes.
Six minutes later The Greens again coming from deep moved the ball left where Tom Barker chipped over the remaining cover defence and won the race for the touch down.
The conversion attempt failed but the home boys were in front by 12 points to 7.
The remainder of the half saw Scunthorpe concede a string of penalties, two of which were converted by Warner to see his team go into the interval leading by 13 points to 12.
The pattern of play in second period was much like the first with the visitors playing mainly a low risk game, picking and going through their pack and kicking for position.
Scunthorpe played a more expansive game but frustratingly were unable to retain the ball at vital stages play.
They also failed to satisfy the referee on many aspects of play and Warner was able to take advantage of an opportunity after 17 minutes of the second half to convert a penalty to put his team further ahead by 16 points to 12.
Frustratingly, The Greens were still conceding penalties and were rather fortunate when Warner failed with his strike after 21 minutes of the second half.
From that point onwards they gradually take control of the game as they Bournville on up front and created long period of pressure.
Yet again, mistakes at vital times saw the loss of possession and position when a score looked on.
Eventually, with five minutes' play remaining, the home pack drove for the line with Guy Michaijluk getting his first try for the senior side.
Barker was unable to convert and The Greens were left with a tricky final few minutes to play out the game and secure the points.
It was with much relief that the final kick of the match sailed just wide and the Heslam Park boys can now look to regroup before the important away fixture at bottom-placed Derby on December 8.