CHINNOR were unable to finish the decade with a fifth straight home win as leaders Richmond triumphed 21-5 at Kingsey Road.
Hooker Nick Selway crossed for the Oxfordshire side in the second half, but it proved only a consolation as they suffered their first defeat since October 26.
Coaches, players and volunteers worked hard in the morning to clear standing water from the pitch to ensure the National League 1 game could be played.
But the home side could not keep Richmond at bay as the visitors dominated the first half to lead 18-0.
Tom Hodgson’s penalty put the leaders 3-0 up after 16 minutes, before the fly-half converted his own try to extend their lead to ten points.
Chinnor did have an opportunity to break the deadlock after half an hour, but Laurence May’s penalty attempt slipped wide.
And Richmond went on to extend their advantage through Alexander Bibic’s unconverted try, before Hodgson added another penalty on the stroke of half-time.
Chinnor were unable to prevent the visitors extending their advantage to 21 points through the boot of Hodgson.
However, Richmond did not trouble the try-line again for the rest of the game as the hosts enjoyed more territory.
They were unable to stage a comeback, though, and Selway’s unconverted try with six minutes remaining proved only a consolation.