CHINNOR were unable to finish the decade with a fifth straight home win as leaders Richmond triumphed 21-5 at Kingsey Road.

Hooker Nick Selway crossed for the Oxfordshire side in the second half, but it proved only a consolation as they suffered their first defeat since October 26.

Coaches, players and volunteers worked hard in the morning to clear standing water from the pitch to ensure the National League 1 game could be played.

But the home side could not keep Richmond at bay as the visitors dominated the first half to lead 18-0.

Tom Hodgson’s penalty put the leaders 3-0 up after 16 minutes, before the fly half converted his own try to extend their lead to ten points.

Chinnor did have an opportunity to break the deadlock after half an hour, but Laurence May’s penalty attempt slipped wide.

And Richmond went on to extend their advantage through Alexander Bibic’s unconverted try, before Hodgson added another penalty on the stroke of half-time.

Chinnor were unable to prevent the visitors increasing the gap to 21 points through the boot of Hodgson.

But Richmond did not trouble the try-line again for the rest of the game as the hosts enjoyed more territory.

They were unable to stage a comeback, though, and Selway’s unconverted score with six minutes remaining proved only a consolation.

Henley Hawks overcame an awkward Old Redcliffians side to triumph 31-19 in National 2 South.

The bonus-point win keeps the Oxfordshire side second, but they had to work hard against spirited opponents.

Yet victory came at a cost, with Will Bordill, Samir Kharbouch and Angus Hinton all forced off with injuries during the afternoon.

The hosts struggled to build up any momentum in the early exchanges and Old Redcliffians drew first blood.

Slick handling saw Ed Boxall cross on six minutes, with Dominic Sprague converting.

Henley did not panic and responded midway through the half, Kharbouch crashing over and Charlie Wicks adding the extras.

Three minutes later, Reuben Norville finished brilliantly in the corner and put the home side 12-7 up.

Jack Robinson added another try and it looked like Henley would pull away, but Chris Pursall touched down for the visitors shortly before half-time, with Sprague converting.

The hosts were dominating the scrum and made the pressure count with two tries.

Alex Bradley was the first to cross 11 minutes into the second half, before Norville went over again just after the hour, Wicks converting the latter.

This all but wrapped up the game for Henley, with a late Boxall try nothing more than a consolation for the visitors.