Barnstaple lived up to their reputation as the last-gasp leaders by snatching a 32-31 win over visiting Bournemouth with another late score. Barum have been involved in a few photo-finishes this season six of their wins have been by three points or less and are in the habit of winning in the last five minutes. It might make for great entertainment for spectators, but Barnstaple skipper Winston James doesnt see anything lucky in any of the close shaves. You may get the odd fluke like Lydney up there (7-7) when they could have won it in the last minute but messed up but we are not pushing our luck, said James. This team just does not know when to give up, which is why we have had so many late wins. You look around the team when we are behind near the end and never see chins on chests. The attitude is always we can get one more score from somewhere and it has served us pretty well. We have won three games by a single point now, but it isnt luck. It is because we refuse to be beaten. Barnstaples last four games have been low-scoring affairs at both ends, with two wins, a draw and a defeat. But Bournemouth bucked the trend on Saturday. James said for once Barnstaple were loose in defence but far more enterprising in attack. Our attack was awesome our defence was poor, but we still did enough to win, said James. Bournemouth are the best side we have played for a while and I would expect them to be near the top next season. The scoring was tit-for-tat from the seventh minute onwards when Linford Brock shot over to put Barnstaple ahead. At the end of a breathless first half it was 19-17 to Bournemouth with everything to play for. Luke Berry and Chris Lowrie had crossed for Barum with Jordan Petherbridge kicking one conversion. It was two tries each in the second half Steve Perry and Ashlee Crouch doing the business. Crouchs 75th minute try proved to be the crucial score. It was Jordan Petherbridges conversions and penalties that separated the sides in the final totting up. Barnstaple have no game this Saturday and it could cost them the leadership. Second-placed Exmouth, who are three points behind with a game in hand, will go top if they win at Ivybridge.