CHINNOR returned to winning ways with a nail-biting 14-13 victory at Tonbridge Juddians.

Having lost their top-of-the-table clash at home to Cinderford the previous week, the Thame-based side needed to bounce back.

And they secured a hard-earned victory in Kent, with Greg Goodfellow scoring the match-winning try with ten minutes to go.

The victory leaves Chinnor second in National League 2 South, but ten points behind Cinderford who recorded a bonus-point win over Worthing.

Tonbridge scored in the first minute when Tom Nicoll crossed for an unconverted try.

Chinnor recovered and took the lead after Phil Chesters rounded the defence and Jonny Bentley added the extras.

But the visitors had Danny Barnes and Craig Holland sin-binned, leading to a Liam Prescott penalty putting Juddians 8-7 in front.

Chinnor’s Ricky Cano was then yellow-carded at the start of the second half and Ed Varney crossed to make it 13-7 to the hosts.

But with 15 players back on the pitch, the visitors gained territorial advantage and Goodfellow dived over on 70 minutes, Bentley converting.

Chinnor’s defence then held strong to secure victory.

Henley Hawks lost 10-7 at Barnstaple.

The defeat ended a run of back-to-back victories for the south Oxfordshire side, who picked up a losing bonus point for their efforts in north Devon.

Will Topps crossed in the first half for the hosts, Gwyn Parkes converting to make it 7-0.

Henley levelled after the break when Joe Butler went over and George Jackson added the extras.

But Barnstaple went on to secure a narrow victory, thanks to a Jordan Petherbridge penalty.