CHINNOR made it three games unbeaten in National League 1 with an entertaining 38-31 win over Sale at Kingsey Road.

The visitors roared back from 38-7 down at half-time to close to within a converted score with nine minutes to go, but the Thame-based side dug in for a bonus-point victory.

The home side raced into a 19-0 lead after 20 minutes, thanks to a penalty try and two scores from Nick Selway at driving lineouts, Laurence May converting once.

Dan Birchall drove over, James Williams converting, as Sale replied, but Chinnor continued to dominate.

They were rewarded with three tries in ten minutes from Jake Ashby, Chris Elder and Josh Hodson, May converting twice.

Sale came out firing in the second half and reduced the deficit to 14 after 58 minutes, thanks to scores from Williams, who converted his own try, Jake Barron and Edward Leatherbarrow.

Jarad Williams dived over to make it 38-31, James Williams converting, but Chinnor defended brilliantly to win a pulsating encounter.

Henley Hawks produced a scintillating second-half display to win 34-13 at Esher in National League 2 South.

The hosts scored all their points in the first period, with two penalties and a converted try giving them a 13-0 lead at the break.

But converted tries from Marcus Lowe and Samir Kharbouch turned the tables and there was no stopping Henley.

A successful penalty from the visitors was sandwiched by tries from Will Bordill and George Primett to make it 27-13.

Tom Emery’s converted try completed the scoring.