MATT Williams is pleased with the Chinnor side he has at his disposal despite another addition to the club’s injury list.

Greg Goodfellow is the latest notable absentee for the Thame-based club ahead of their trip to Barnstaple in National League 2 South tomorrow.

The scrum half was taken to hospital after suffering an ankle injury during last week’s victory over Old Redcliffians.

Although no bones are broken, the Scot is set to undergo a scan to assess ligament damage.

However, Chinnor, who make 11 changes, five positional, have been boosted by the return of four players from injury.

That includes half backs Jonny Bentley and Mike MacDonald, with the latter making his debut after being out with calf and groin problems since pre-season.

Director of rugby Williams was also forced to delve into the loan market this week as prop Jack

Gilding’s red card six days ago left the side short of front row opt-


Harry Morley, who starts at loose head, and Phil Ackuaku join the club from National League 1 side Coventry.

Williams said: “Yes, we lost Greg and had a red card, but in Rhys Lawrence, Will Bordill, Mike MacDonald and Jonny Bentley, that’s four boys back from injury.

“Under all the circumstances, I’m very pleased with the team we have out this week, because Barnstaple away is a tough game.”

Henley Hawks travel to unbeaten leaders Taunton Titans.

Rob Bell and John Wunder come into the pack, while Will Janes and Jack Robinson start in the backs.

There is an Oxfordshire derby in South West 1 East with mid-table Oxford Harlequins entertaining Bicester.

Louis Collins and Joe Woolley

come in for Witney’s game at Marlow, while Grove make eight changes for their trip to Old Centralians.

Second-placed Banbury travel to Royal Wootton Bassett.


Chinnor (v Barnstaple, away): Goss, Hamilton, Barnes, Dancer, Lamont, Bentley, MacDonald, Morley, Lawrence, Mason, Manning, Turner, Bradley, Bordill, Oliver. Reps: Ackuaku, Price, Waddingham, Heath, Nawaqaliva.

Henley Hawks (v Taunton Titans, away): O’Neill, Robinson, Janes, Perry, Andre, Butler, Jackson, Cook, Wunder, Morris, Clements, Albon, Hyde, Bell, Lowe. Reps: Burn, Emery, Stock, Tibbatts/White, Haynes.

Grove (v Old Centralians, away): S Tokelove, Sylvester, Johnson, Monks, J Tokelove, Wiltshire, Chilvers, Hales, Wood, Walsh, Tyler, Miles, Tyreman, Turner, Horrocks. Reps: Mclimont, Hook, Durrant.

Witney (v Marlow, way): Lambourne, B Fisk, Collins, Godfrey, Morgan, Birks, Woolley,Pilkington, Harris, Richens, Mortimer, Webb, A Fisk, Campbell, Bayliss. Reps: Burke, Edwards, Gaffney.

Wheatley (v Tadley, away): from Acklam, Mitchell, Gabbidon, Gibb, Atkinson, Bland C Taylor, Neal, Jack Taylor, Laman, Hobdell, Downer, Rule, Joe Taylor, Hook, Chadbone, Rees, Petterson.