It took a last-minute try from Jack Kinsey to give table-toppers Lincoln 1st Xv a dramatic 26-25 victory over local rivals Sleaford.
A powerful run and offload from prop Matt Keeton allowed Kinsey to cross the line between the posts.
Jack McGill coolly slotted over the conversion to give the Lincoln outfit the spoils.
Head coach Simon Green said: “Sleaford can class themselves unlucky as they outplayed Lincoln for large parts of the game.
“This win will keep us focused and on track and takes away the nerves from previous positions.
“There is a steely belief in the club that this will be our year.”