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Rochford Hundred set for 'toughest test' of season
ROCHFORD Hundred face what they believe will be their toughest test of the season so far when they travel to Saffron Walden tomorrow.
Hundred sit second in the standings after winning three of their first four games of the new London Two North East season.
But their first team manager Graham Pratt believes the team will be in for a stern test against their third placed hosts.
“This will be our toughest game to date,” said Pratt.
“It is always difficult at their ground but hopefully the weather will be better than it usually is when we have played them before.
“We are an expansive playing side and can create try scoring chances from nothing but we will still need to at their best against a big and capable team such as Walden.”
Rochford will be without the injured Darren Spencer this weekend which means Andy Baker will slot back in at flanker.
The only other change is on the wing where Laurie Cooke has been recalled.
Seventh placed Basildon will be looking for a third successive win they host Holt, who are just one place above them in the standings.
In contrast, eighth placed South Woodham Ferrers have lost their last two games and will want to get back to winning ways at home to fourth placed Braintree.
In London Three North East, bottom of the table Canvey Island will be seeking their first win of the season when they head to third placed Wanstead while in Essex One, table topping Billericay are away to bottom of the table Upper Clapton.
In Essex Two, sixth placed Stanford le Hope are at home to Brightlingsea who are just one place below them in the standings.