Chinnor’s hopes of a top five finish in National League Division Two South suffered a setback when they were beaten 35-14 away at promotion hopefuls Taunton Titans at the weekend.
Gary Kingdom gave the home side a 3-0 lead but Chinnor quickly replied when Jake Olley crashed over for a try which Reece Boughton converted.
The away side’s advantage was short-lived though, with a penalty try putting the home side back ahead before another three points from the boot of Kingdom was followed by both Tom Popham and Lewis Webb going over the whitewash.
Again Kingdom added the extras as Taunton held a commanding 27-7 lead at half-time, and that was increased further in the second half through a Jack Claydon try and a third Kingdom penalty.
Chinnor had the final say when Junior Fatialofa crossed for the visitors’ second try, again converted by Boughton.
The result leaves Chinnor seventh in Division Two South. With no game this weekend, Chinnor are next in action when they host high-flying Bishop’s Stortford on March 28.