CHINNOR overcame an error-strewn display to beat Tonbridge Juddians 24-20 at home.

The victory kept the Thame-based side second in National League 2 South, but they failed to pick up a four-try bonus point in beating the division’s new boys.

Chinnor took the lead, when Ben Manning wrestled his way over and Jonny Bentley added the extras.

But Tonbridge deservedly replied through Mike O’Sullivan’s unconverted try to reduce the hosts’ lead to 7-5 at half-time.

Pick-and-drives from the visitors caused problems and they went 10-7 ahead, when Richie Bent dotted down.

The conversion was missed again, which proved crucial later in the game.

Chinnor replied immediately, though, as Manning dived under the posts. Bentley added the extras to make it 14-10.

Once again, Juddians hit back, with Murray Galbraith-Lowe crossing to put the Kent side one point ahead.

A Bentley penalty restored Chinnor’s lead, before debutant Tom Ranaboldo dived over for a converted try to make it 24-15.

Tonbridge were not finished and Hugo Watson crossed, but the hosts responded well to seal victory.

Henley Hawks claimed a bonus point in beating Barnstaple 29-22 at Dry Leas.

The visitors opened the scoring, Dan Southworth going over following a driving maul and Jordan Petherbridge adding the extras.

Hawks responded well with George Jackson kicking a penalty, before he converted Brad Cook’s try.

A Petherbridge penalty levelled the match, but Henley finished the half with a 17-10 lead, thanks to a Dave Clements score and a conversion from Jackson.

Tries from Liam O’Neill and Sam Portland, the latter converted by Jackson, made it 29-10.

Barnstaple hit back, with Will Topps and Gareth Evans going over, Petherbridge converting the latter, to reduce the lead.

But Hawks held on.