HENLEY Hawks ran in five tries to see off Bury St Edmunds 33-12 at home in their season finale.

The south Oxfordshire side headed into the National League 2 South fixture with nothing but pride to play for after their

play-off hopes had been ended two weeks previously.

But the bonus-point victory at Dry Leas saw them finish fourth in the table and agonisingly just a point behind Canterbury, who had already secured the division’s sole spot.

Hawks went ahead when Brad Cook raced over, Liam O’Neill converting.

Henley’s Tom Emery was yellow carded and Bury levelled through a penalty try, but the hosts regained the lead when Sam Lunnon crossed to make it 12-7.

Hawks showed more purpose in the second half and tries from O’Neill, who converted all three, Dan Barnes and Leo Webb saw them go 33-7 in front.

Bury refused to give in and Mike Stanway went over, but the hosts had already done enough.