CHINNOR grabbed all the glory with a last minute 20-19 win away to Exmouth on Saturday.
A poor display was salvaged at the death by Chinnor’s Stoop who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with a try from the final play in the game.
The visitors started brightly but came unstuck in the 23rd minute. An overthrown lineout was snapped up by Exmouth for an easy try for a 5-0 lead.
Richie Williams went over the line for Chinnor to even the scores just before half-time.
In the 53rd minute, Exmouth scored a simple try from 22 metres when a player ran straight through the middle and under the posts for the host’s second try.
Five minutes later the move was repeated to give the home side a 19-5 advantage with 20 minutes remaining.
The third try seemed to wake the visitors from their lethargy and immediately they replied. Goode took the ball up and two inside passes later Harrison ghosted under the posts for Chinnor’s second try.
In the final minute, Exmouth tried to play keep ball but a thunderous Chinnor tackle dislodged it.
Stoop was quickest to respond and swooped to take advantage - his natural speed was enough to get him to the try line before the home side could react. The final score was 20-19.
Chinnor will count themselves lucky to have won with such a poor performance.