Sedgley Park sealed their maiden away victory of the campaign after a breathless encounter with newly promoted Preston Grasshoppers at Lightfoot Green.
Danny Maher’s early score set the tone for a thrilling game in Lancashire.
Scott Jordan replied, but tries from Max Ashcroft, Maher and Ollie Glasse gave Sedge a 26-7 lead.
However, Preston produced a storming fight back as scores from James Fitzpatrick, Paul Millea and Sam Stott edged Hoppers ahead, but Maher’s hat-trick and the boot of Glasse sealed victory 31-36.
The hosts did come away with two points as Tom Davidson slotted over a late penalty, but this was another narrow loss for Paul Arnold’s men.