SALISBURY had a buoyant return home from their longest trip of the season, snatching victory at the death to win 33-29 at Grove.

Seeking a third win on the spin, Jack Fitzgerald opened the scoring for the visitors, finishing with a break from defence. Xavier Hastings converted.

The hosts hit back with two tries of their own to lead at half-time, before Hastings scored and converted to level.

Grove restored their led, before Tom Tully replied for Salisbury in the topsy-turvy contest.

Tully finished off a break for his second, but a try followed by a penalty in the dying minutes seemed to have secured the win for Grove.

However, there was time for one final twist.

With virtually the last play of the game, lock Tom Ranaboldo cut a line with surgical precision. He dragged seemingly half of the home pack with him and drove over the line for the decisive score to stun the home side and supporters.

The metronomic boot of Hastings added a conversion that was the cherry on top of the cake of this bonus point victory.

Salisbury, who sit eighth in the Regional 2 Tribute South Central table, host Swindon at Castle Road on Saturday.

The north Wiltshire outfit currently sit second from bottom of the standings, with just two wins from nine fixtures.