Chinnor make it a perfect September with fourth successive win

Action from Chinnor v Redruth. Photo - Dave Winpenny.
Action from Chinnor v Redruth. Photo - Dave Winpenny.
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Chinnor Rugby Club made it a perfect September as they continued their unbeaten start to the league season with a 27-15 win at home to Redruth on Saturday.

The Oxfordshire side have now won four games in a row and are just a point behind leaders Clifton in the SSE National League Two South.

Will Millett was the outstanding performer in the match scoring 20 points, with two tries, two penalties and two conversions. Millett was singled out for praise after the game by joint director of rugby Matt Goode.

He said: “Will had a superb game on Saturday. He was off the week before and I think that probably did him some good. He is a great talent and he really showed what he could do.

“It was a team effort though, and Andy Berry and Tristan Corpe also had particularly impressive performances. Tristan finished his try really well, and he is on a roll now with six tries in his last three games.”

Goode added he was delighted that his side were able to continue their unbeaten run and described their start to the season as “surreal.”

He said: “If you had said to me two months ago that we would start our season with four wins out of four I would have bitten your hand off. Considering the disjointed pre-season we had it has been a fantastic start.”

Chinnor’s next game is away to tenth-placed Canterbury on Saturday October 5 (3pm kick-off), and Goode warned of the dangers of complacency ahead of a match that, on current form, they are expected to win.

He said: “We have come unstuck before against teams that we have been expected to beat, and if there was one thing that we could improve on from the Redruth game it is maintaining our concentration for the full 80 minutes.

“One of our tactics for the Canterbury game will be to try and keep the ball better, go through the phases and play a more patient style of rugby so we starve our opponents of possession.

“I feel the team hasn’t reached its potential yet and there is more to come. In the meantime, our aim is to keep our unbeaten run going.”