MARK Billings ran riot as table-topping Rochford Hundred extended their 100 per cent record with a convincing 69-0 win against Ipswich.

Billings bagged five tries as Rochford moved 10 points clear at the top of the London Two North East standings.

And Hundred’s first team manager Graham Pratt was full of praise for the performance.

“It was another masterclass in attacking full-back play from Mark Billings and it was a joy to watch as he went over for five tries,” said Pratt.

“Captain Matt Stewart, playing on the wing, also had an excellent game running in three tries and we could not have asked for a better start after Christmas to keep up our challenge for the league title.

“What was also pleasing was that we did not concede a point to the opposition.”

Rochford bagged 11 tries during the win, with Sam Fombo touching down twice.

Winger Sam Edwards also bagged a try, while Tom Ashton added seven conversions as Rochford claimed another comfortable win at Magnolia Road.

Rochford opened the scoring with an early try from Stewart and a steady flow of scores saw them lead 43-0 at half-time.

The second period was more stop start but saw Rochford score another 26 points and Pratt was pleased with all aspects of the display.

“The set scrum looked strong and aggressive while the lineout was, once again, dominated by Luke Court–Rhind and Sam Fombo was ably assisted at the back by flanker Stuart Whatling,” said Pratt.

“With plenty of good, fast ball the Rochford backs enjoyed their afternoon running at pace and when there was a breakdown it was the Rochford loose forwards that won and turned the ball over on many occasions.

“But credit must also go to Ipswich as they fought hard.

“However, in the end, it was Rochford’s day.”

Hundred - who travel to struggling Cantabrigian on Saturday - welcomed Tom Corbet back into the team at the weekend but lost influential prop forward Craig Strachan to a calf problem.

Rochford Hundred: Billings, Edwards, Johnson, Ashton, Stewart, Needham, Gould, Kellard, Ferrier, Whatling, Fombo, Court-Rhind, Strachan, Corbet, Brunger

Replacements: Wiseman, Rufai & Jay