CHINNOR’S title hopes were dented as they slipped nine points behind Cinderford after being beaten 26-14 by the leaders at Kingsey Road.

But the Thame-base side still comfortably sit second in National League 2 South’s play-off spot, 14 points ahead of Taunton Titans, with ten games to go.

The top-of-the-table clash attracted 798 supporters to Kingsey Road.

Cinderford took the lead when Reuben Norville crossed, but Chinnor edged 7-5 ahead after Kieran Goss went over, Jonny Bentley converting.

Handling errors began to cost the hosts, who conceded just before half-time after a powerful rolling maul resulted in Terence Barbarinsa touching down and James Moffat adding the extras.

Cinderford then extended their lead to 26-7 after the break when Matthew Lane and George Potter went over, Moffat converting.

Chinnor hit back in the final moments through a Phil Chesters try, Bentley adding the extras, but it was too late.

A penalty try handed Henley Hawks a 22-20 victory at home to Old Redcliffians.

Jake Albon crashed over for the hosts after two minutes, but the visitors responded through an Ashley Groves penalty.

Hawks then led 10-3 after seven minutes when Tommy Haynes dived over.

But Old Reds levelled moments later when Kayan Wiltshire crossed and Ashley Groves converted.

The visitors then took a 20-10 lead into the break after Henry Bird went over, Groves, who also kicked a penalty, adding the extras.

Hawks dominated after the break, Alan Awcock crossing for a fine individual score to reduce the deficit to five points.

Henley continued to push and were awarded a penalty try with two minutes to go after the visitors attempted to illegally bring down a driving maul.