CHINNOR produced a superb second-half display to beat Hull Ionians 54-7 in their first game of 2020.

The visitors ran in eight tries to move up to fourth in National League 1, nine points behind leaders Rosslyn Park.

Hull took the lead against the run of play on 25 minutes when Jack Colbourne intercepted Laurence May’s pass and raced over unopposed, Max Titchener converting to make it 7-0.

Chinnor were undeterred and the score seemed to help them find another gear, culminating in three scores in six minutes.

A penalty try, Josh Pieterse and May, the latter converting twice, put them 21-7 up, with Josh Hodson crossing after the break for the bonus point and May adding the extras.

Their dominance continued with scores from Nick Selway, Ehize Ehizode, Jason Worrall and Sam Yawayawa, Caolan Ryan converting twice and May once.

Henley Hawks were relieved to hear the final whistle after edging out Bournemouth 26-20.

The hosts, who sit bottom of National League 2 South, went 10-0 up inside 20 minutes through a penalty and a converted score.

But Henley were awarded a penalty try that saw a Bournemouth man receive a yellow card, before Ewan Fenley’s 33rd-minute try was converted by Ben Bolster to make it 14-10 at the break.

Another converted try gave the hosts the lead, but the momentum swung when Fenley went over again, Bolster adding the extras.

Reuben Norville touched down to make it 26-17, but a late penalty for the hosts ensured a nervous finish.