MATT Needham produced another fine performance to help Rochford Hundred continue their dominant start to the London Two North East season.

The 17-year-old fly-half enabled Rochford to run riot as they ran in 15 tries during a one sided encounter at Magnolia Road.

And Needham was thrilled to have helped Hundred make it back to back victories at the start of the new campaign.

“It’s obviously a great start, winning two from two, and we know we’re in a good position to push forward in the league now,” said Needham.

“Obviously there are always things we can improve on after each game and we’ll do it every Tuesday and Thursday in training so we’re ready for the next game. But I think our main objective is to keep performing every week and getting a win on the board.

“A huge target is finishing top of the league and being promoted but also reaching and winning finals in our cup competitions. But we’ll only be taking it one game at a time.”

Rochford’s win at the weekend also saw them move to the top of the table.

And Needham is relishing his first real taste of senior rugby.

“I’m really enjoying being a part of the team and playing with all the guys,” said the Rayleigh based teenager.

“It’s great to play with such a highly talented squad of players and it’s a great way for me to develop as a player, especially on the physical side of the game.”

Needham again caught the eye against Chelmsford and is following in the footsteps of his brothers by lining up for Rochford’s first team.

“I remember watching both of my older brothers play for the first team when I was young and it’s a real boost to follow what they’ve done by getting into the team,” said Needham.

“It’s only been a couple of games though and we need to keep it going.”

Stuart Whatling bagged a hat-trick of tries to help Rochford triumph on Saturday, while Mark Billings, Tom Corbet and James Kellard bagged two each.

Luke Court-Rhind, Sam Fombo, Ricki Gould, Tom Ashton, Joe Hurley and David Rufai also touched down, while Ashton added 11 conversions.

But it was Needham who earned special praise from first team manager Graham Pratt.

“He is a special talent and the spitting image of his big brother in many ways but has come into this side of experienced and skilful players and made his mark at stand off in spite of his tender years,” said Pratt.

“He has shown immense maturity and is a player to be nurtured.”

Rochford Hundred: Billings, Edwards, Stewart, Ashton, White, Needham, Gould, Strachan, Corbet, Guess, Court-Rhind, Fombo, Ferrier, Whatling, Kellard Replacements: Rufai, Hurley & Marshall