Fly-half Vicky Foxwell landed a last minute penalty to clinch a first win for Worcester Valkyries in the Tyrrells Premier 15s Development League.
Foxwell’s penalty rewarded Valkyries for their resilience after Darlington Mowden Park had hit back strongly in the third quarter.
Foxwell and openside flanker Charlie Wilcock crossed for first half tries for Valkyries, both after excellent phase play, which gave them a 12-7 victory.
The start of the second half was delayed because a DMP player required treatment for an injury sustained in the last minute of the first half.
DMP started the half better and scored two converted tries following some poor defensive work by Valkyries.
Valkyries were still trailing with five minutes to go but patient approach work created space for Thea Thompson to cross for a converted try and Foxwell then settled the issue with her last gasp penalty.
The win lifts Valkyries to eighth in the table, but just a point off fifth place.