NEC Harlequins 2nd XV continued the clubs winning run last night (Monday 14th October 2002) with a last ditch victory against a very strong Worcester XV at Sixways, when former Oxford University fly half Seb Fitzgerald converted an Andrew Reay try to clinch an unlikely 20-18 victory almost right at the death.
A young Quins side, containing no starters from Saturday's Parker Pen Challenge Cup line-up, found themselves 15-0 behind with little more than a quarter of the game gone, but rallied before the break to go in only 18-6 behind thanks to two penalties from Fitzgerald.
Tom Williams pulled Quins back into contention with a try that Fitzgerald converted midway through the half, but it seemed insufficient until Reay found a gap to squeeze through in the dying seconds.
It was left to Fitzgerald to show how cool that he can be under pressure, with a no-nonsense conversion to leave Worcester wondering how they had lost a game that they must have thought they had sewn up in the opening quarter.
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.