LEADERS Chinnor extended their impressive unbeaten start to the season to 12 games as they overcame Redruth 20-13 in Cornwall.

The National League 2 South high-fliers ended their hosts’ 100 per cent home record, scoring four tries to claim a bonus point victory.

Chinnor started brightly in windy conditions, taking the lead on eight minutes when Alex Dancer drove over for an unconverted try.

Nielson Webber’s penalty cut the deficit and Redruth edged 8-5 ahead on 29 minutes when Richard Brown broke the defensive line to cross.

Chinnor upped the tempo and Orisi Nawaqaliva powered over to put the visitors 10-8 in front at half-time.

The Oxfordshire side looked to take advantage of the slope after the break and Jack Gilding’s try extended their advantage to seven points.

It was soon 20-8 as captain Danny Barnes crashed over to secure the four-try bonus point with nine minutes remaining.

Redruth scored a consolation try through Loma Kivalu late on, but Chinnor had already done more than enough to claim an impressive win.

George Jackson saw his last-minute conversion attempt hit a post as Henley Hawks were beaten 25-24 at Canterbury.

The visitors made a lethargic start, Jamie Stephens being driven over as the hosts opened up a 5-0 lead.

It came after both sides were reduced to 14 men inside the first minute, with Hawks’ Dave Clements and Canterbury’s Sam Kenny sin-binned.

The visitors responded well and opened up a 19-5 lead at half-time, thanks to tries from Sam Portland and Liam O’Neill, Jackson converting twice.

Hawks lost control after the break and slipped 25-19 behind when Harry Sayers, Stephens and Barney Howard crossed, Ollie Best converting once and kicking a penalty.

The visitors responded well and were denied a try in front of the posts, before Rob Bell squeezed over.

However, Jackson saw his conversion attempt strike a post as they came within inches of victory.