CHINNOR could not overcome a stubborn defensive effort as they were beaten 26-24 at home by Rotherham Titans in National League 1.

The visitors came from behind to become the first away side to win at Kingsey Road in 2019/20.

Chinnor took the lead on six minutes through Ofisa Treviranus’s unconverted try, before Sam Hollingsworth kicked a penalty for Titans.

The hosts made it 10-3 when Sam Yawayawa dived over in the corner, but Hollingsworth replied with another penalty.

Chinnor extended their advantage to 11 points when Jason Worrall burst through, Laurence May converting.

An all-action end to the half ensued as tries from Tomas Bacon and Connor Field gave Titans the lead, Hollingsworth converting the latter.

But Chinnor secured the bonus point on the stroke of half-time when Worrall dived over again, May converting.

Titans began the second half well and quickly overturned a 24-18 deficit, thanks to Bacon’s unconverted try and a Hollingsworth penalty.

More than 30 minutes remained but Chinnor could not breach a resolute defence.

Henley Hawks claimed a sensational 27-15 win at leaders Tonbridge Juddians in National League 2 South.

An unconverted Samir Kharbouch try put Henley ahead on 11 minutes, but Tonbridge hit back with a converted score.

Ben Bolster’s penalty put Henley back in front, before Sam Lunnon’s interception saw him race away to touch down and make it 13-7 at half-time.

A Tonbridge penalty reduced the deficit, but Tom Emery crossed and Bolster converted to give the visitors a 20-10 lead.

An unconverted score for the hosts ensured a nervous finale, but a penalty try three minutes from time sealed an impressive victory for the Oxfordshire side.