Eton Manor lost for the second successive game as Chingford produced a 17-7 win in the local derby.

Jimmy Baber’s try was converted by Harry Sage for Manor’s only score of the afternoon, while two converted tries and a penalty did the business for Chingford, all in the first half.

The effects of Storm Dennis made for difficult conditions throughout, and the heavy pitch slowed the game’s pace down significantly.

Chingford took the lead on 28 minutes when multiple driving runs following a scrum got them close to Manor’s line, and despite the best efforts of Jamie Millais, the home side powered over to open the scoring.

Manor levelled shortly after when Billy Cosma popped the ball up to Baber. Although it looked like he had been stopped short by the Chingford defenders, he managed to slip through their tackles and force himself over. Sage’s conversion ensured it was 7-7.

The visitors were not level for long though, as an inch-perfect kick towards Chingford’s fly-half was chased down, and he went under the posts to restore the hosts’ seven-point cushion.

There was still time for a further score before the break as Manor fell foul of the referee’s whistle again and from the resulting penalty, Chingford added a further three points to make it 17-7.

With the weather deteriorating, the pitch turned into more of a mudbath in the second period, which did not allow for much continuity in either side’s play.

Manor’s best chance of the half came when Elliott Brown broke away down the left, but his pass inside to Aaron Lowe went astray and the latter could only knock the ball on.

The second half remained scoreless until the end, confirming a second defeat in a row for Manor.

The loss leaves them fifth in London 1 North, three points ahead of both Brentwood and Sudbury and six behind Harpenden.

Next up for the side is the visit of Old Haberdashers this Saturday.