A RESILIENT Chinnor beat Birmingham Moseley 22-17 in National League 1.

Tries from Jason Worrall (2) and Joe Dancer helped the visitors rise to fourth and make it six games unbeaten.

The win was built on another spirited and physical effort after a scintillating first 12 minutes put the

Thame-based side 17-0 up.

Worrall dived over after just three minutes, Laurence May converting, before Moseley’s Aquile Smith was sin-binned.

The visitors took advantage, with May kicking a penalty before converting Dancer’s try.

Three Birmingham penalties then reduced the deficit to eight points, while Chinnor ended the half with Nick Selway in the sin bin.

Another penalty cut the visitors’ lead to 17-12, before Dancer was sin-binned and a Birmingham try levelled the scores with 12 minutes left.

Chinnor were not to be denied, though, and Worrall crossed for his second on 73 minutes as the Oxfordshire side saw out the victory.

A depleted Henley Hawks battled to a 21-18 home win over Bury St Edmunds in National League 2 South.

The visitors opened the scoring with an unconverted 24th-minute try, before Alex Bradley replied for Henley, Alex Burrage converting.

Henley locks David Hyde and Jake Albon clashed heads after the break and were replaced, before the visitors scored a try and a penalty.

A Tom Emery red card and the visitors’ third try left the hosts 18-7 down with 14 minutes left, but they replied through Reuben Norville’s try, Burrage converting.

Jack Robinson dramatically touched down to complete the comeback, with the fly half again adding the extras.