A LAST minute penalty from Tom Lane ensured Salisbury RFC notched a fourth successive win at the expense of high-flying Camborne to move out of the relegation zone for the first time in months.

The fullback kept his composure at the death with an enormous kick on the halfway line to snatch a 16-14 victory at Castle Road.

Lydney's slip-up at Brixham meant Green and Whites leapfrogged them by one point into 11th spot in National League 3 South West, with the two teams locking horns a week Saturday in a crunch '10 pointer'.

The game had started at a brisk pace and the Cornish outfit took the lead via a penalty from Rhys Brownfield but that was soon cancelled out by Lane.

Salisbury had seemed a little off the pace at times and some sloppy defending allowed Camborne to threaten twice down the left and, on the second occasion, Josh Semmons cantered in unopposed for a try.

This seemed to rally the Green and Whites and another spell of pressure saw Lane claw back three points for a 6-8 half-time score.

Head coach Neil Loader shuffled his side and Salisbury looked to have more purpose in their game but mistakes led to Brownfield extending the Cornish lead with two more penalties to 6-14.

This launched the hosts into attack and Camborne's defence began to creak.

And a lightning break from Dave Tonge saw him shrug off his tackler to scamper under the posts, Lane adding the conversion to reduce the deficit to a single point but the clock was ticking.

Then, Camborne infringed on halfway and Lane unleashed a monstrous kick which glided between the posts for the win to send a deafening noise round the stadium.

Skipper Josh Green said: “In the last few weeks we have found ways to win these tight matches."

"We showed incredible spirit coming from behind to win, all credit to Tom Lane for holding his nerve and kicking that penalty.

We have to take this spirit into our must win game at Lydney in a fortnight’s time.”

Salisbury have no game on Saturday.