CHINNOR coach Martin Moran was full of praise for his side’s defence after their victory over Henley.

“I thought we defended superbly,” Moran said. “If you think about the number of chances we restricted them to, it was only that break at the end.

“We slightly changed our game plan for this match. It was a bit tighter than we usually play and we worked the fringes a bit more.

“Although Alex Woodhouse was the man-of-the-match, I thought Max Williams was excellent at seven.

“When we didn’t have the ball, we pressurised them well. Our discipline meant that they always had to go wide.

“We had a great start and that gave us momemtum.

“In the second half, we used wind well and kicked for territory so that they had to attack from deep.”

Henley coach Andy Jones hoped his side would learn from their defeat.

“It was too little, too late at the end,” he said. “I thought Chinnor’s defence was excellent and kept us at bay.

“Every plan we tried was thwarted.

“Their No 8, Ed Rixon, had an outstanding game and really kept our back row tied up.

“We didn’t get the rub of the green, but they played some very wise rugby and that told in the end.

“We don’t have great strength in depth and it was a great experience for the young lads.

“Hopefully, we’ll come back next year and go one step further.”