A try five minutes from time enabled England Under 18s to come from behind five times in a pulsating game against Australia Schools at Heywood Road and extend their unbeaten run to 18 games.
Harlequins academy boys Kyle Sinckler and Sam Twomey played in this match, but unfortunately George Merrick had to withdraw with a broken thumb in the last training session.
England were in contention at the interval thanks to a smart piece of work by scrum-half Dan Robson at a quickly-taken throw-in, the No 9 seizing the chance to catch Australia napping and give lock Dominic Barrow time and space to gather the ball and dive over for the first try of the game after 18 minutes.
Fly-half George Ford hit the woodwork with the conversion, but he was successful with penalty kicks after 22 and 30 minutes to keep his side in the hunt.
The tourists were always threatening in broken play and created a handful of openings with strong counter-attacking, but it was not until first-half injury time that the tourists finally broke through with a try by No 8 and captain Jordan Tuapou.
Fly-half Rohan Saifoloi added the conversion to his earlier hat trick of penalties to give the tourists a 16-11 half-time advantage, but that was short lived as a penalty try for deliberate knock-on, converted by Ford, restored England's lead.
The second-half was a frenetic nip-and-tuck affair to the final whistle, tricky wingman Kimami Sitauti twice rounding off smart handling movements for tries for the tourists and Saifoloi adding a conversion.
England, however, stuck tenaciously to the challenge, edging in front with a smart try from replacement scrum-half Joel Hodgson 21 minutes into the second-half and then snatching the prize in the closing minutes when Hodgson was held just short after a flowing movement from inside their own half and Bell was on hand to drive over.
Coach John Fletcher was understandably delighted with his side in all aspects of their game. He said: "I'm very, very pleased. It was a great game of rugby - we both passed the ball around and scored some fine tries.
"I knew that Australia would be dangerous in broken play and they lived up to expectations, but we stuck with it and I thought that for large parts of the game we were the better side.
"We played some good rugby and we kept going at the end, which was great."
England Under 18s: Ben Ransom (Saracens); Chris Elder (London Wasps), Elliott Daly (London Wasps), Jamie Elliott (Northampton Saints), Marland Yarde (London Irish); George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Dan Robson (Gloucester); Nick Auterac (Saracens), Koree Britton (Exeter Chiefs), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Sam Twomey (Harlequins), Dominic Barrow (Leeds Carnegie), Billy Vunipola (London Wasps), Chris Walker (Leeds Carnegie), Matt Kvesic (Worcester Warriors).
Replacements: Nathan Morris (Newcastle Falcons), Ant Brennan (London Wasps), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs), Will Skuse (Bryanston & Bath), Sam Northcote-Green (London Wasps), Joel Hodgson (Newcastle Falcons), Mark Jennings (Sale Sharks), Tommy Bell (Sale Sharks).
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.