CHINNOR Director of Rugby Matt Williams was pleased to see his side begin their home campaign with a bonus-point victory but knows there is still room for improvement.

Two tries apiece from Joe Dancer and Jake Ashby helped them record a 29-19 win over Hull Ionians at Kingsey Road.

Chinnor scored 19 unanswered points in the opening half an hour against the bottom side in National League One.

They were made to work hard for the remainder of the fixture, while George Oliver and Dancer, who both needed an X-ray on knee injuries, were among several players forced off.

Former Samoa skipper Ofisa Treviranus, who captained the side in the absence of the rested Carl Kirwan, was also hurt in the second half as Chinnor ended the game with centre Danny Barnes at flanker and all five front row players on the pitch.

Hull closed to within seven points with six minutes to play but a late Laurence May penalty settled any nerves.

Williams said: “We can never do anything easy here.

"Obviously when you look back at the season, people will not look at individual performances, they will look at the results.

“In our first game at home, it was important we got the five points, which we did, but we made incredibly difficult work of it.

“We played brilliant rugby in the first 30 minutes and if it wasn’t for the final pass going to ground, being knocked on, we could have scored 30 points comfortably.

“We then made a hard fight of the last 10 minutes before half-time. We lost concentration, and then the second half just became an absolute dog fight.

“Once again the Chinnor curse of injuries rolls our way and for 30 minutes of the second half we ended up having a centre playing in the back row, a hooker in the second row. We had no jumpers on the pitch and five front row players within the eight.

"It was insane but the key is we got the five points.

“Hull put up a very spirited performance. They had a never-say-die attitude until the end.

“We now have to assess where we’re at on Tuesday and obviously a big part of that will be the medical room going into a tough game against, Rams who are flying at the moment.”