Chinnor were left to rue their lack of a cutting edge as they missed out on a bonus point in their 22-5 win over Southend.
Several times they found themselves in scoring positions only for poor handling to cost them.
Coach Jason Bowers said he was confident his side could ‘mix it with the big boys’ despite a heavy 32-9 defeat against high flyers Henley Hawks the previous week.
However, there was little evidence of that with Southend showing plenty of quality and touching down early on.
Chinnor eventually found their feet as Tom Gray (pictured) polished off a sweeping move to cross the line in the 19th minute while Will Millett, barged through in the 58th minute.
Chinnor did not cross again for another 20 minutes when new boy, Adrian Hales’ mazy run led to a third score. Chinnor attacked Southend’s try line late on but it was too little too late.
Chinnor, who now sit in seventh, travel to Clifton on Saturday (kick-off 2.30pm) looking to put further daylight between themselves and their opponents who are eighth.
Tonight (Friday) there is a ladies night at the club with Chinnor players taking their kit off to raise money for more rugby kit and charity. Admission to the event is £5.