GEORGE Jackson starred as Henley Hawks recorded their first win of the season in a 26-22 victory at Redingensians.

The scrum half kicked 16 points as Hawks recovered from a seven-point deficit at half-time to triumph in the National League 2 South clash.

Henley started brightly and when George Lane charged down a clearance kick, the flanker followed up to touch down.

Jackson added the extras to make it 7-0.

But the hosts responded immediately through a Jacob Atkins penalty.

Redingensians had Hawks pinned back and their pressure took its toll.

Sean McDermottroe and Phil Hoy crossed, with Atkins converting both to make it 17-7 after 20 minutes.

A Jackson penalty for Hawks helped reduce the deficit at half-time.

Henley appeared rejuvenated after the break and were rewarded for their efforts on 50 minutes.

Stuart Philpott was driven over and Jackson added the extras to level the match at 17-17.

But they quickly relinquished their lead when a kick was charged down and Jak Rossiter took advantage to cross for an unconverted try.

Henley spent the majority of the last 20 minutes in the home side’s half and, led by Tom Hall, they won turnover after turnover to win a number of penalties.

Jackson was on hand to slot three kicks and earn Hawks victory.

Chinnor put in a superb defensive display to beat Redruth 21-5 and make it three successive victories.

Henry Lamont, Nathan Hannay and Jon Phipps crossed as they remain third.

The visitors started brightly, but Chinnor weathered the storm and opened the scoring themselves when Lamont found a hole in the defence to go over.

Bertie Hopkin converted to make it 7-0 after 13 minutes.

Chinnor were dominating territorially and after a number of catch and drives broke down, Hannay burst through the middle of a ruck to cross.

Hopkin added the extras.

Redruth were restricted to breakouts for the remainder of the half as Chinnor’s defence held strong to keep the score at 14-0.

After the break, the visitors dominated the opening stages, but, once again, the hosts regained the upper hand.

Phipps was next to go over for Chinnor on 52 minutes, with Hopkin converting to make it 21-0.

But the match changed dramatically ten minutes later when the hosts had Mark Darlington and Richard Thorpe sent to the sin bin.

Pressure and numbers eventually told as Shaun Buzza was forced over for an unconverted try.

With Chinnor back up to 15 players, they looked for a bonus-point try, but they had to settle for four points.