ROCHFORD Hundred’s amazing unbeaten run has been ended by table-topping Wimbledon.

Rochford went into the clash having won 54 league games in succession since April 2017.

But skipper Harry Hudson does not feel the setback will make much impact on the squad.

“I don’t think much will change within the group,” said Hudson.

“I’ve come away feeling more confident in what we can do in this league because of that game.

“Levels of motivation won’t change at all and we aspire to win every game.

“I personally think it’s an exciting time for us as a group, the streak goes back to nought but we get to start again now.

“I’m sure we will be able to bring some more success to the club and that starts with this weekend, on and off the pitch.”

Second-placed Rochford are now two points behind London & SE leaders Wimbledon.

And Hudson remains frustrated to have lost.

“It was a game that I think both teams would have been disappointed to lose,” said the captain.

“We scored five tries and they scored three but, ultimately, they got the job done.

“We made one too many mental mistakes and that cost us.”

Rochford opened the scoring on Saturday with a try from Mark Billings but Wimbledon replied with a try of their own before also adding two more penalties to put the hosts 13-5 in front.

Another try soon made it 20-5 before Hundred hit back on the stroke of half-time with Hudson touching down for a try Cameron Greenhall was able to convert.

After the break, Wimbledon extended their lead with another try and a penalty to make it 28-12.

However, Rochford soon started to pick up their play with Greenhall breaking through to score a try he was also able to convert.

Moments later, full-back Ian Meads also touched down for a bonus point try before hooker Adam Ferrier powered through after a fine move to put Rochford 29-28 ahead.

But Rochford were unable to hang on this time as they conceded a late penalty Wimbledon successfully kicked to secure a last-gasp victory to stay top of the table.

Rochford: Meads, Billings, Brambley, Dudman, Cleare, Greenhall, Arnott, Strachan, Ferrier, Guess, Mills, Douglas, Fombo, Hudson, Duaibe

Replacements: Brunger, Gould & Martin