CHINNOR ran in five tries to beat Oxfordshire rivals Henley Hawks in a hard-fought contest at Kingsey Road.

Phil Chesters, Kieran Goss, Henry Lamont, Orisi Nawaqaliva and Will Bordill crossed as the home side triumphed 39-20 in National League 2 South.

Hawks applied the early pressure, but it was the hosts who took the lead after just two minutes.

Chesters won the chase to Jonny Bentley’s chip and touched down for an unconverted try.

Henley got on the scoreboard, thanks to a Connor Murphy penalty, and they led 10-5, when Harry Burn went over after a powerful surge from the pack. Murphy added the extras.

Chinnor quickly got their noses back in front as Goss crossed under the posts and Bentley converted.

A Murphy penalty made it 13-12 to Hawks, but the home side went onto lead by 13 points at the break.

Replacement Lamont crossed with his first touch, before Nawaqaliva went over to secure the bonus point. Bentley converted both tries.

Two Bentley penalties saw Chinnor extend their advantage to 32-13 after the break.

Jamel Hamilton then set up Bordill to cross under the posts. Bentley was, once again, on target to make it 39-13.

Hawks started to dominate up front and were awarded a penalty try after a succession of infringements by the Chinnor scrum, Murphy converting.

But the home side had already done more than enough to secure victory.