Jersey Reds’ head coach Harvey Biljon praised his side’s resilient performance in their four-try win against Ampthill at Dillingham Park.
The islanders secured back-to-back victories as Dan Barnes grabbed a brace after Tom Williams and Scott van Breda’s scores.
Ampthill’s Will Foster and Will Brown responded – but a high penalty count ruled out a close contest.
Biljon told TRP: “I want to give Ampthill a lot of credit as they stuck in it in that second half. When they got that second score, we really had to step up.
“As a team, we came though two or three big moments in the game, with pressure at the end of the game.
“I think it probably comes down to being able to strike from the right field position. We were able to capitalise when they didn’t execute their kicking game in the second half.”
The visitors jumped out the blocks, getting over the line after nine minutes as Williams struck on the right wing.
But Ampthill got back into the game, Charlie Beckett and Billy Johnson offloading on 24 minutes to give Will Foster space to sprint.
Louis Grimoldby converted to give the home side the lead – but it lasted one minute as Matti Williams broke through to send Van Breda clear.
Barnes thought he had scored Jersey’s third try when he landed fumbled ball on the half-hour before referee Sara Cox judged the centre had knocked on.
The islander did get his try six minutes later, though, as he took a ball from Ciarán Parker on the break to bundle over.
After the restart, Ampthill took up the pace of their play but were held back by their growing error count.
But Paul Turner’s side did get a break, Saracens loanee Sam Bryan chipping over for Will Brown to dot down on the hour.
Jersey, though, kept up their intensity to win a penalty from the scrum on 67 minutes, Brendan Cope slotting from the 22-metre line.
And the day was won by Barnes, ending a swift move from the scrum in the last phase for a bonus-point win.
Ampthill DoR Mark Lavery said: “It was a poor display, an ill-disciplined display – honestly, I think we got what we deserved.
We built our way back into the game in the second half with composure but if you give away 18 penalties, your chances of winning the game are zero.”
Tries: Foster 24, Brown 54
Cons: Grimoldby 25, 55
Team (15-9/1-8): Anderson 6; Brown 7, Hallett 6, Streets 6, Foster 8; Grimoldby © 6, Marsh 5 (Bryan 9 7); Crean 7 (Jack 58 5), Blackmore 5 (Ward 35 6), Wainwright 6 (Lutui 54 7); Beckett 5 (Burgess 54 6), Jones 6; Johnson 7, Arthur 6 (Humfrey 50 6), Stonham 6
Substitutes not used: Bennett, Sage
Tries: Williams T 9, Van Breda 26, Barnes 36, 80
Cons: Cope 27, 37, 80
Pens: Cope 67
Team (15-9/1-8): Van Breda 8; Williams T 8 (Atkins 73 5), Roberts 7, Barnes 9, Owen 7; Cope 8, Green 8 (Elliott 72 6); Richardson 7, Macfarlane 8, Parker 7 (Higgins 58 6), Cook 8, O’Connor 7, Argyle 7, Wynne © 7, Williams M 7 (Grey 32 7)
Replacements not used: Clarke, Dawe, Scott, Pretorius
Penalties conceded: 18-10
Line outs won: 11-10
Line outs lost: 1-1
Scrums won: 1-7
Scrums lost: 0-0
Sin Bins: 0-0
Red Cards: 0-0
Referee: Sara Cox
Star Man: Dan Barnes – Jersey Reds / Will Foster – Ampthill