CHINNOR had Jonny Bentley to thank after hanging on to their unbeaten record by the skin of their teeth at Bury St Edmunds.

The fly half kicked 15 points, including a late decisive penalty, as the National League 2 South leaders scrambled to a tense 37-34 victory, despite being outscored by six tries to five.

Chinnor led 19-12 at half-time thanks to tries from prop Jack Gilding, lock Jack Ramshaw and flanker George Oliver.

Bury replied with a penalty try that led to Chinnor centre Jamel Hamilton being sent to the sinbin, and a try from Dwayne Corcoran.

A second try from Corcoran and one from Matt Eddison, plus a conversion, put the hosts 24-22 in front, Bentley having landed a penalty for Chinnor.

Winger Henry Lamont and Alex Gliksten – following an interception by the influential Kieran Goss – then scored tries, one of which Bentley converted to make it 34-24 to Chinnor.

But Bury stormed back to equalise with unconverted tries from Matt Eddison and Corcoran.

However, a penalty from Bentley won the day for Chinnor who stay one point clear at the top.

A brace of tries each for Tom Emery, David Hyde and Xavier Andre saw Henley Hawks power to a 43-28 at home to Worthing Raiders.

The game exploded into life when Emery crashed over for the Hawks.

Then some superb handling saw Hyde go over after 21 minutes and the ever-present flanker scored again two minutes later.

The contest seemed all over four minutes later when Hawks full back Jack Robinson broke away to score an individual try and secure a bonus point.

Worthing got on the scoresheet, with tighthead Dan Sargent powering over.

In the second half, a Xavier Andre try put the Hawks further in front.

Worthing stormed back with captain Liam Perkins and then centre Jonathan Dawe going over in quick succession to reduce the deficit to ten points.

However, Emery went over again in the corner to stretch Henley’s lead.

Another Andre score for the hosts was followed by Worthing’s fourth try from fly-half Matt McLean in injury time.

Henley’s George Jackson and McLean each landed four conversions.