MATT Williams hailed Chinnor’s pulsating 27-27 draw at second-placed Rosslyn Park on Saturday as their best display of the season.

Caolan Ryan converted Jason Worrall’s try in the last play as the Thame-based side took home a valuable two points from The Rock.

Tries from Ehize Ehizode and Willie Ryan, as well as ten points from the boot of Laurence May, had seen Chinnor lead 20-12 with 30 minutes remaining.

The visitors arguably deserved to come away with a victory in a match played in relentless rain, but director of rugby Williams was delighted nonetheless.

“It was definitely the least the boys deserved,” he said.

“For me, that’s the best we’ve played this year. In the first half, we completely controlled the tempo of the game and we were unlucky not to score literally just before half-time.

“But in the second half, Rosslyn obviously threw the kitchen sink at us and we dealt with it really well.”

The quality of the game was made all the more impressive by the driving rain that came down throughout the afternoon.

Williams added: “We gave a few silly penalties away which relieved the pressure we created, but apart from that we were in control.”

The draw followed the previous weekend’s 28-20 victory at home to Canterbury and Williams called on his players to build on a result that saw Chinnor go fifth in National League 1.

Williams said: “You could say that was three points lost, but that was a big draw, that was a big two points for us.

“Psychologically after getting five points at home last week, to come to one of the hardest places in the league – one of the favourites to get promoted – and come away with a draw, I’m really pleased with the boys and it’s about momentum for us now.”