CHINNOR dug deep to beat Canterbury 7-0 and make it seven away games unbeaten in National League 1.

Ehize Ehizode’s early try proved the difference in a fixture which was turned into a gritty, attritional battle by Storm Dennis.

It was Chinnor’s fifth win in a row as they climbed to third, thanks to Rams’ game being cancelled.

The visitors began with the wind at their backs and Ehizode crossed in the eighth minute, Laurence May converting.

Canterbury’s penalty count continued to rise and they had Elliot Lusher sin-binned, but the visitors were unable to make the most of their numerical advantage.

Despite playing uphill and into a strong wind after the break, much of the play was inside the Canterbury half.

The hosts had a chance late on when Tom Fidler was sin-binned and Charlie Kingsman found touch, but Joe Dancer brilliantly stole the line-out to give Chinnor a hard-fought success.

Henley Hawks are back on top of National League 2 South after an impressive 29-5 win over Westcliff.

Charlie Hughes set the hosts on their way when he touched down in the first minute, Alex Burrage adding the extras.

Will Panday then scored his first try for the club, Burrage converting, before Jack Robinson touched down to make it 19-0.

Westcliff crossed on the hour mark, but Tom Emery secured the bonus point with a try moments later.

Reuben Knight’s try completed the scoring in the 79th minute.