CHINNOR were made to pay for their high penalty count and struggles in the scrum as Birmingham Moseley left Kingsey Road with a last-gasp bonus-point victory in National League 1.

The visitors’ second penalty try helped them complete their comeback and triumph 29-27.

Elliot Chilvers went over to give Chinnor a deserved early lead, before Moseley levelled through Tom Benjamin.

The hosts hit back almost immediately, with Willie Ryan crossing before Jason Worrall collected Caolan Ryan’s sublime kick to make it 19-7.

Chinnor’s struggles in the scrum were highlighted towards the end of the half when three successive penalties led to a yellow card for hooker Cameron Terry and then a penalty try.

Despite this, James Bourton’s penalty and a sensational breakaway try from Kieran Goss put the home side 27-14 ahead.

Chinnor’s scrum woes continued and they were quickly reduced to 13 men when Alex Hunt and Jack Walsh were sin-binned.

Yet the hosts looked likely to add to their tally, only to turn down points in search of further tries.

The visitors were also a man down with Aquile Smith in the sin bin, but Isaac McNulty’s try and Ollie Allsopp’s penalty hauled them to within five points with three minutes to go.

They kept the hammer down and with Chinnor’s Terry getting a red card for a second yellow, further scrum penalties led to referee Andy Wigley awarding a penalty try in the last play.

Henley Hawks fell to a frustrating 21-13 defeat at National 2 South leaders Clifton, despite going 10-0 up.

Monty Bradbury added a conversion and a penalty after Tom Emery’s early try as the visitors showed their class in the first 20 minutes.

Alex Giltrow crossed in reply, Luke Cozens converting, as Henley led 10-7 at the break.

Bradbury kicked another penalty after the restart, but the hosts gained the upper hand.

No 8 Brad Talbot went over twice, Cozens adding the conversions, as Henley stayed fifth in the table.

South West 1 East leaders Banbury Bulls thrashed Chippenham 57-14, while second-placed Oxford Quins beat Marlborough 36-15.

Witney lost 24-12 to Bracknell, while Grove’s trip to Trowbridge was cancelled.

In Southern Counties North, Wallingford pipped Bicester 20-19 and Gosford All Blacks lost 22-18 to Reading Abbey.