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Rochford Hundred ready for Holt clash
ROCHFORD Hundred resume their London Two North East campaign at home to Holt tomorrow.
Hundred slipped down to third in the standings while on Intermediate Cup duty last weekend and will be keen to get back to winning ways against sixth placed Holt.
Rochford were beaten by the Norfolk side in the league earlier on this season before beating them in the cup.
And they have been boosted by the news that influential fly-half Tom Ashton will be fit to play despite suffering an injury scare last weekend.
Sam Edwards will move to full-back with Jon Baker on the wing.
Darren Spencer comes in at flanker, Greg Whight moves to number eight with Luke Irvine going back in to the front row and Ricky Wiseman the second and their first team manager Graham Pratt is hoping that the strong pack can help his side come out on top.
“On paper the pack is looking as strong as Holt but they can be formidable in that department,” said Pratt.
“But, after the impressive win we had up there just before Christmas, the boys are looking to increase pressure on second placed Saffron Walden with another good result.
South Woodham Ferrers, who sit fourth, are at home to an Ipswich side that are currently eight points clear at the top of the table.
But eighth placed Basildon will more confident of coming out on top as they host bottom of the table Lowestoft & Yarmouth who have lost 15 of their 16 games so far this term.
In London Three North East, winless Canvey face a tough looking test at league leaders Campion who are seven points clear at the top.
In Essex Two, second placed Pegasus Palmerians are at home to King Cross Steelers while Stanford le Hope, who are sixth, host third placed Millwall.