Chinnor thumped in heaviest defeat at Hartpury College

Chinnor RFC squad
Chinnor RFC squad

Chinnor endured their heaviest defeat of the season when they went down 52-7 at Hartpury College on Saturday.

But boss Jason Bowers refused to be downbeat after a SSE National League 2 South season in which the club has punched well above its weight.

He said: “It was a tough day. They are an incredibly good side. We didn’t do ourselves justice but it’s one you draw a line under. You are never a bad side by one game.”

Chinnor started well but after Henry Colver missed two simple penalties Hartpury took control with five unanswered first-half tries giving them a 33-0 lead.

After an ear bashing at half-time the black-and-whites improved.

Prop Andy Berry crossed for Bowers’ side but it was never going to be enough as Hartpury comfortably ran over three more tries.

The coach added: “At this stage of the season I was expecting to be talking about how ‘we only need to win a couple games to stay in the league’. For us it’s uncharted territory.”

Chinnor host Dings Crusaders on Saturday (kick-off 2.30pm).