Doncaster Knights shared the spoils (13-13) with third-placed London Scottish in last night’s Championship clash at the Athletic Ground.
Knights had looked set to avenge a 19-9 home defeat when Dougie Flockhart kicked a 66th minute penalty to make it 13-6.
But the Exiles, who had two men sin-binned in the second half and were down to 13 men for five minutes, drew level with a converted try by winger Matty Williams and went closest to winning the game with a long-range 79th minute drop goal by Peter Lydon.
The result saw Knights move to within a point of fourth-bottom Bedford and extended their lead over bottom club Plymouth to eleven.
Knights suffered an early setback, Terrence Hepetema coming off to be replaced by half-back Paul Roberts.
Scottish took a 3-0 lead with a Lydon penalty but Knights hit back with a converted try on 14 minutes.
Former Scottish second-rower Tyler Hotson, promoted from the bench after Michael Hills cried off, touched down from ten metres out near enough for Flockhart to convert.
Scottish continued to enjoy the better of possession and territory and Roberts did well under pressure over his own line.
But Knights generally looked the more dangerous and it needed an excellent cover tackle to nail centre Mat Clark just short of the line after he broken from deep in his own half.
Lydon reduced Knights’ 7-3 interval lead with a 46th minute penalty.
Doncaster Knights: Jarvis; Flockhart, Clark, Hepetema, Lewis; Fosita,Palu; List, Hunter, Quigley, Hotson.Phelan, Challinor, Shaw, Steadman. Rep:Tom Davies, John, Thacker,Foden, Eggleshaw, Roberts.Field.
London Scottish: Millar; Williams, Moffat,Hawke,Mantella; Lydon, Stevenson; Hallam, Cherry, Prescott, Brown, Phillips, Gillanders, Ludlow, Bright. Rep: Lilley, Kwasnicki, Chawataman,Preocanin, Walker, Heeks,Doneghan.