SW RUGBY National League Two round 14 round-up

Top scorer James Comben's trusty boot ensured Henley came out on top in a highly competitive top-of-the-table National Two South win over Hartpury College.

Two South leading points scorer Comben successfully converted Robbie Stapley's second try of the match seven minutes from time as Hawks clinched a crucial 22-20 home success.

Second placed Worthing Raiders remain two points behind Henley following a remarkable 57-40 victory at Taunton. Raiders lived up to their name with seven tries to lead 45-5 at half-time before Titans stormed back.

A second try from Jack Claydon and further scores from Sam Richardson and Gary Kingdom pulled Taunton back to within 19 points. But two more tries in quick succession from Worthing forged them further ahead. Titans had the final word with two more tries.

The highest scoring game of the day was at Cribbs Causeway, where Chinnor pipped hosts Clifton 52-50.

Clifton outscored Chinnor eight tries to six but surprisingly only once led in the match, for a brief spell between the fifth and 11th minutes. Clifton centres Will Pomphrey and Sam Harrison both claimed two tries.

Chinnor's success keeps them level on points with Launceston who made it five wins on the bounce by beating Canterbury 34-27 at Polson Bridge. Mike Rawlings topped and tailed a fine home performance with Cornish All Blacks' first and last try.

Redruth remain the highest placed Duchy side in the division, a 22-15 win away to Southend keeping them well and truly in the hunt for promotion. The Reds owed their latest success to two-try hero Tom Duncan.

Shelford trail fourth-placed Redruth by four points following a 32-23 home win over Dings Crusaders. The Bristolians had Mark Woodrow to thank for 18 of their points.

Lydney remain in the bottom three despite a 24-18 south coast win at Bournemouth.


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