Improving Chinnor shoot down Wild Geese

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Matt Goode praised his Chinnor side for learning from recent losses as they overcame London Irish Wild Geese 27-16.

The Villagers scored three first half tries through Joe Marston, Nick Harrison and Leo Fielding with a fast -maturing Will Millett adding the extras with his boot.

An imperious defensive display in the second half was enough to keep their relegation-threatened hosts to a solitary score and close out a first victory in three.

Goode said: “The Geese are one of the better teams we have played and their league position isn’t reflective.

“If we had played like that in recent weeks, we would have had a few more W’s but that’s rugby for you.”

Goode has been critical of his side’s poor ball retention in recent matches so was delighted to see a commanding start.

He said: “That is what killed them off in the first half.

“We showed we could keep the ball and we used it very well.”

Chinnor will hope to build on ninth place this Saturday (3pm KO) as they face fourth-placed Taunton, who are so far unbeaten at home this season.