Chinnor steer clear of trouble after fourth straight win

Ben Manning touches down
Ben Manning touches down

Chinnor claimed their fourth successive win at the weekend, beating Worthing 38-8, to continue their steady climb up the National League Division Two South table.

Chinnor have spent much of the season in the bottom three but this win takes them 12th, within a point of the top 10.

Worthing opening the game’s account with a penalty goal by McLean after 17 minutes of hard rugby, rewarding the pressure the visitors had exerted in the first quarter.

Chinnor, comfortable in defence for the first quarter, grew into the game and good work in progressing the ball up the pitch led to a first try as an exquisite cross field kick allowed Oscar Heath to go over.

Angell converted before skipper James Tyas was sin binned and Coxon-Smith went over for Worthing but that would be the last time the visitors held the lead as Jonathan Phipps’ try on the stroke of half-time pur Chinnor 14-8 in front.

Alex Waddingham’s try and Angell’s superb conversion quickly increased Chinnor’s advantage early in the second half before another debutant, this time Jack Andrew, claimed the bonus-point fourth try.

Another period of Chinnor pressure saw Phipps slip a high speed pass to Ben Manning for the fifth try, and as Worthing pressed in the dying minutes, Heath executed his interception party piece for a 90 metre trot to the line for a comfortable 38-8 victory.