Chinnor bounced back to winning ways as they beat Rotherham 48-35 in their National League One clash at Kingsey Road.

The Villagers went 7-0 ahead early on when Craig Holland went over in the corner and Bertie Hopkin converted.

Rotherham pulled two penalties back through Alex Dolly before Hopkin scored a penalty of his own for a 10-6 lead.

However, Chinnor fell behind when Rotherham got a penalty try then another converted try for an 18-10 lead.

Kieran Goss then produced some magic for Chinnor, dancing through four tackles and scoring under the posts from 55 metres, converted by Hopkin to give Chinnor an immediate lift back into the game at 17-18.

Chinnor were now in total ascendancy and were awarded a penalty for offside and kicked to the corner. Titans sacked the line out well but four phases later debutant Patrick Schickerling bumped the defender and with a long reach grounded the ball under the posts, once again converted by Hopkin on 30 minutes making the score 24-18.

After a great take in the air from Ben Thomas and under huge pressure from the charging Titans pack, Chinnor were penalised for holding on and the reliable Dolly stepped up for a 48 metre penalty.

Chinnor were not done yet and after a brilliant three minutes of multiple phase play, Holland ghosted inside for his second try, converted by Hopkin again.

With Chinnor now playing down the slope and the sun behind their backs an air of hunger was shown with big defence pinning the Titans in their own half. Chinnor, with a line out on the half way line, went through multiple phases with the industrious Tom Jubb finishing on 46 mins, conversion was added to make the score 38-21

The game then entered a scrappy period by both teams with the Titans now relying solely on their scrum dominance to buy field position. On 60 minutes another penalty try was awarded to the Titans pack 38-28. Chinnor regathered the kick off and with big carries from the returning Willie Ryan and Ben Thomas Chinnor were awarded a penalty which the confident Hopkin accepted 41-28.

Once again the game became disjointed but the Chinnor defence, untroubled, held strong. Titans were now using penalty opportunities to scrum and after several resets Chinnor Tighthead Jack Gilding was sent to the bin. With Chinnor's bench emptied and the need to bring on a prop, Goss was substituted. Titans flyhalf cleverly put a kick behind the Chinnor wall and with no fullback to sweep Ali Thomson dived on the ball to score Titans bonus point try which was converted once again by Dolly 41-35

With five minutes to play Titans knowing Chinnor were a man down attacked from deep and Holland reading the play intercepted the ball and rounded off a fine display with a hat trick. Hopkin made it 100 per cent with the boot to make the final score 48-35

Chinnor director of rugby Matt Williams said: "After four losses on the bounce this was a vital win for us. We looked confident and dangerous with ball in hand but a big mention must go the Roth scrum that kept them in the game."

Chinnor now face Rosslyn Park away on Saturday (3pm).