MATT Williams is urging Chinnor to cut out the little errors in order to climb the National League 1 table.

Although unbeaten in their last three matches, Chinnor have only won once, incredibly drawing twice.

But director of rugby Williams says his side are still adapting to the higher standard of rugby after winning promotion last season, and will only get better.

“We are fast learning that two or three mistakes cost you dearly at this level, whereas last season we got away with it,” he said.

“When we cut those out we will be fine because the games we have lost have been very close and you are talking about fine margins.”

Matt Beesley and Joe Dancer are back from injury for tomorrow’s clash away to Birmingham Moseley.

Missing however are Josh Barton, who has returned to London Scottish, and Caolan Ryan, who is having a scan on a knee injury.

Henley Hawks will bid to make it seven straight National 2 South League victories when they travel to struggling Birmingham and Solihull.

Head coach Luke Allen makes just two changes, Alex Bradley returning to No 8 and Dan Barnes coming in fly half with Roddy Giles injured and Finn Pietersen unavailable.

The match will see two Hawks players reach milestones.

Xavier Andre will make his 150th appearance, while hooker Tom Emery will join the ‘100 club’.

Struggling Witney face a crucial clash at Trowbridge in South West 1 East.

With just win all season, defeat at a side two places and ten points head of them in the table would leave a huge deficit to make up.

Ryan Harris returns as hooker, while coach Richie Craig names himself on the bench.

Fifth-placed Banbury will look to close the gap on the leading sides when they travel to Stratford upon Avon, while Oxford Harlequins, level on points with Banbury, host third-placed Marlborough.

Yann Sterckx returns to lock, Guy Fairburn comes in at fly half, with Ralph Jones getting the nod at scrum half.

Grove name an unchanged line-up for the first time this season for their home Southern Counties South clash against Devizes.


Chinnor (v Birmingham Moseley, away): Beesley, George, Gilding, Gray, Thomas, J Dancer, Bordill, Ramshaw, Goodfellow, Holland, Barnes, King, A Dancer, Joseph, Goss. Reps from: Price, Cano, Oliver, Davies, Manning, Hopkin, Nawakaliva.

Henley Hawks (v Birmingham & Solihull, away): Randall, Wood, R O’Neill, Andre, L O’Neill, Barnes, Webb, Cook, Emery, Manning, Albon, Hyde, Lunnon, Hall, Bradley. Reps: Mason, Primett, Neal, Lowe, MacDougall.

Witney (v Trowbridge, away): Lewis, Gaffney, Clarke, Landray, Morgan, Puddle, Birks, Dore, Harris, Wakeman, Mortimer, Melbourne, Webb, Campbell, Lawton. Reps: Craig, Clothier, Godfrey.

Oxford Harlequins (v Marlborough, home): from Cashman, Davies, De Lange, Sterckx, Myatt, Arpo, Hakalo, Fairburn, Jones, Turetta, Nutt, Stacey, Crowe, Henderson. Reps: Purchase, O’Brian, Valevou.

Grove (v Devizes, home): Hales, Dixey, Walsh, Miles, Ponting, Bellinger, Horrocks, J Nicholl, Chilvers, Maryon, McCarthy, G Nicholl, Wiltshire, Davies, Jones. Reps: Law, McCarthy, O Nicholl.


Southern Counties North: Littlemore v High Wycombe, Reading v Bicester, Slough v Wallingford.

Southern Counties South: Grove v Devizes.

BB&O Premier: Gosford All Blacks v Drifters, Hungerford v Didcot, Oxford v Bletchley, Risborough v Wheatley.

BB&O Championship: Abingdon v Winslow, Berkshire Shire Hall v Harwell, Chipping Norton v Farnham Royal.