CHINNOR had a day to forget as Old Elthamians deservedly triumphed 20-8 in wet and windy conditions.

The Thame-based outfit were never really at the races as one of their longest-serving players, Kieran Goss, was denied a victory on his 100th appearance for the club.

Elthamians took the lead on 20 minutes thanks to Tom White’s penalty, but the visitors quickly levelled at 3-3 through Laurence May.

The hosts dominated the first half and headed into the break 10-3 up when Mike Kovacic dived over, White converting.

Chinnor would have been confident of overturning the deficit with the wind at their backs in the second period.

But White converted Nathan Morris’s try and kicked another penalty to extend Elthamians’ lead to 17 points on 64 minutes.

Chinnor were given a glimmer of hope with ten minutes to go when White was sin-binned following a high tackle on May.

They made the extra man count when Danny Barnes dived over for an unconverted 75th-minute try, but they were unable to take advantage of some late territory to claim a losing bonus point.

Henley Hawks won 25-18 at home against Old Albanians in a tight game in National League 2 South.

Jake Albon crashed over after two minutes to give Henley a 5-0 lead, but the visitors replied with a converted try.

Two penalties stretched the gap to eight points, but Charlie Hughes touched down and Ben Bolster added the extras to trail by just one point at half-time.

Bolster’s penalty put Henley in front, before Alex Burrage’s break released Ewan Fenley to score under the posts, Bolster converting.

The visitors hit back with an unconverted try, but another Bolster penalty sealed a win that puts Henley third.