Egremont Rangers struck late on to clinch a place in Saturday’s National Conference Premier Division qualifying semi-final.

Prop forward Tom Horner grabbed the winning try five minutes from the end of a hard-fought elimination semi-final at Gillfoot against Underbank Rangers.

Matty Bewsher added the conversion – his only one of the game – and Egremont had won 22-18 to set-up a long trip to West Hull on Saturday.

Underbank played their part in an absorbing contest in which the lead changed hands four times, and could have gone either way.

It was the Holmfirth side who took the lead on nine minutes when winger Sam Ansell got over for an unconverted try.

But between the 23rd and 37th minutes, Egremont went in for three unconverted tries as hooker Matty Henson, man-of-the-match full-back Lewis Beckwith and winger Fraser McNee took their opportunities to reach the line.

Underbank were right back in it, though, seconds before the half-time whistle when winger Courtney Allette scored a try which was converted by scrum-half Richard Pogson who had a fine game throughout.

Eleven minutes into the second half, Underbank had got themselves back in front when centre Sam Ansell burst through to score.

Back came Egremont to regain a two-point advantage themselves when winger Matthew Hutchins got in on the hour.

Things could have blown-up in Egremont’s faces when Kieran Glenn was sin-binned for kicking and Allette scored his second try on 66 minutes to put Underbank back in front.

But Egremont rallied and Horner’s try on 75 minutes proved decisive and Bewsher’s conversion was the final scoring act of a memorable game.

Saturday’s opponents West Hull put up a commendable effort at league winners Hunslet Club Parkside who have gone through the season with a 100 per cent record.

Parkside won 9-2 after the sides had just kicked a penalty apiece in the first half.

It put Parkside straight through to the final where they will be bidding for the double.