CHINNOR produced one of their best performances of the season as they struck late to earn a thrilling 27-27 draw at Rosslyn Park.

Caolan Ryan held his nerve to convert Jason Worrall’s try in the last play for the Thame-based side and move them up to fifth in National League 1.

Former Chinnor man Craig Holland traded penalties with Laurence May as the sides were locked at 6-6.

The visitors had been starting to dominate proceedings and Ehize Ehizode drove over on 32 minutes, May converting, to make it 13-6.

Two Holland penalties either side of the break cut Chinnor’s lead to a point.

The visitors immediately replied, Willie Ryan celebrating the birth of his second child with a try before May added the extras to make it 20-12.

Park rallied and looked on course for victory when they led 27-20 with 11 minutes to go, thanks to tries from Neville Edwards and Hugo Ellis.

Holland kicked another penalty and converted the latter try, but Chinnor were not to be deterred and Worrall dived over with seconds remaining.

There was only time for the conversion, which Ryan coolly slotted between the posts.

Henley Hawks were on the wrong end of more late drama as they lost 20-17 at home to Clifton.

The National League 2 South side were 17-13 up in the final moments, but the visitors touched down in the 84th minute to condemn Henley to a second defeat of the campaign.

Marcus Lowe’s unconverted try gave the hosts the lead midway through the first half, with Tom Emery going over minutes later, Ben Bolster adding the extras.

A Clifton penalty made it 12-3 at half-time, but Emery grabbed his second try to stretch Henley’s lead five minutes after the restart.

The visitors scored another penalty on the hour and they touched down for another converted score with 15 minutes left.

Henley tried to keep the visitors at bay, but they could not prevent the late converted try.