A cold night at Headingley saw the NEC Harlequins secure their second away win of the season, beating Leeds Tykes 16-30.
Quins' fifth win of the season saw the return of a number of players who had been sidelined due to injury - Chris Bell returned to the centres, Josh Taumalolo started at fullback and Ugo Monye returned to the wing.
The first half was by no means a display of open running rugby, with Leeds managing to look after the ball well which meant that Quins did not see much ball, especially in the first 20 minutes. It was more of a kicking display that saw both Andy Dunne and Leeds kicker Duncan Hodge with five kicks for goal each.
Three minutes into the match Andy Dunne who had started at fly half with Paul Burke on the bench got Quins off to a good start with a successful penalty kick, 0-3. Duncan Hodge had his first opportunity to get points in the sixth minute, but missed, however it was not long before Hodge's boot was on track as he kicked a penalty in the 11th minute, 3-3.
Quins were penalised for being offside in the 16th minute, again giving Hodge a kick for goal, but again his attempt was unsuccessful.
This was very much the pattern of the first half; Dunne's penalty kick was just short in the 19th minute but successful two minutes later when he had a kick right in front of the posts, 3-6 and then again in the 25th minute, 3-9.
Hodge came back with three points in the 27th minute, 6-9. Dunne's attempt half an hour in bounced back off the posts and Hodge leveled the score just before the break, 9-9.
In short both kickers successfully placed three of the five penalty kicks.
The first 10 minutes of the second-half saw three tries scored. A complete turn around saw a flurry of activity from both sides, Phil Christophers crossed the line for Leeds in the 42nd minute, which was converted by the in form Hodge, 16-9.
A few minutes later Dunne missed a drop goal attempt, but made up shortly after with a try that he duly converted taking the scores to level once again.
In the 50th minute Chris Bell followed in the spirit of things and scored an impressive comeback try, Dunne converted 16-23.
The game settled for a while with some strong defence dictating the pace. Dunne had two long penalty kicks in the 56th and 59th minutes, both were unsuccessful.
A very late tackle on Ben Willis on the hour had the Quins supporters raising their voices in protest, but it appeared that the referee did not see the tackle and Leeds were not penalised.
Paul Burke came off the bench in 63rd minute to replace Andy Dunne and Chris Bell took a knock to the hip a few minutes later and was replaced by Gavin Duffy.
Leeds looked as if they were getting back into the match but with just seconds remaining Quins winger Simon Keogh took an intercept pass and broke away, running the length of the pitch to score Quins fourth try in the dying minutes of the game.
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.