MAKESHIFT winger Christian Mann scored a hat-trick of tries as Bicester beat hosts Grove 32-22.

Mann switched from scrum half after centre Adam White suffered a collarbone injury.

The visitors had trailed 7-5 after Grove’s Mike Wood crossed, James Monks converting.

Bicester replied with an unconverted George Withers try.

And Mann then crossed to give the visitors a 10-7 half-time lead.

Grove went ahead 17-10, thanks to a Jack Horrocks try, converted by Monks who then added a penalty.

Bicester replied with tries from Adam Hall and Mann (2). Charlie Bethell added one conversion to make it 27-17.

Grove set up an exciting finish when Tom Clipsham went over.

But Bicester’s Dan Spencer raced 70 yards for an interception try to seal victory.

James Stacey scored two tries as Oxford Harlequins beat Swindon 35-3 at home.

Despite the hosts’ endeavour, the first half ended pointless.

But the deadlock was broken four minutes after the break, when Stacey jinked his way over for a converted try.

An Adam Westall penalty reduced the arrears to four points.

But Quins who fielded father-son Paul and Kieron De Lange, went on to score four tries in 13 minutes.

The ball rebounded kindly for hooker George Tierney to kick on and touch down on 54 minutes, before fly half Sam Watkinson, winger Martin Nutt and full back Stacey crossed for a bonus-point victory.

Watkinson converted all five of Quins’ tries.

Joe Mills missed a last-minute penalty as Banbury drew 28-28 at Marlow.

Jamie Maddern’s converted try put the hosts ahead, before Bulls’s Freddie Cracknell replied, Mills adding the extras.

Banbury then led 14-7, when Mills converted his own try.

But Nick Carvey kicked two penalties and dived over to put Marlow 18-14 up at the break.

Converted tries from Mills and Alex Gandy saw Banbury lead 28-18.

But Marlow hit back with a try, Bulls’s Dan Brady suffering a neck injury in the process.

And they levelled with minutes to go as Stuart Silvester crashed over. Tony Lawless, though, missed the crucial conversion.

However, there was more drama as Banbury’s Mills pushed a penalty attempt wide.

Witney lost 36-22 at Chippenham.

The hosts led 12-0, thanks to tries from Brad Doggett and Tom Fogerty, Dom Riccio converting the latter.

Witney hit back, when Alex Foggett raced over.

Chippenham were reduced to 14 men, but opened up a 24-5 lead, thanks to Will Waddington and Charlie Palmer tries. Riccio converted the latter.

Both sides lost a player to the sin bin, but Chippenham made it 31-5, when Jacob Unwin went over. Riccio adding the extras.

Witney replied with tries from Matt Webb and Rhys Morgan, Lambourne converting once.

Chippenham’s Unwin crossed for a second time to make sure of victory, before Carl Campbell dived over for Witney.