ROCHFORD Hundred surged back to winning ways with a 26-0 win against London Irish Wild Geese.

Rochford had suffered their first defeat since April 2017 when losing narrowly to league leaders Wimbledon in their previous outing.

And Hundred’s prop forward Aston Bevans-Royston was pleased to bounce back at the first attempt.

“The game on Saturday was a case of just getting the job done,” said Bevans-Royston, who was among Rochford’s try scorers in the win.

“It wasn’t pretty, but again we ground out a result against a team who could cause some problems for many teams in this league.

“To also do it without conceding a point was a real positive.”

Rochford remain second in the London & SE Premier Division standings.

And Bevans-Royston insists Hundred are determined to stay up towards the top, despite their rare hiccup.

“I don’t think the result against Wimbledon was playing on many minds among the squad as we were away against everyone’s favourites to get promoted,” said Bevan-Royston.

“To go to Wimbledon, get the four try bonus point, be winning with a few minutes to go but concede a late penalty kick to their very good kicker James Moffat and stop them getting four tries, meant there were plenty of positives.

“I unfortunately missed the game for the birth of my daughter Harper but, speaking to the boys, we know we didn’t play anywhere near our full potential, so we’re really looking forward to getting them back at our ground.”

However, until then, Bevans-Royston knows Rochford must continue to impress.

“We know each week is important to not only win but win with the bonus point,” said Bevans-Royston.

“Come the end of the season we want to be in the running for promotion.”

Michael Guess bagged two tries in Saturday’s win while Iain Meads also touched down.

Rochford Hundred: Meads, Radzevicius, Brambley, Dudman, Cleare, Martin, Gould, Brunger, Guess, Bevans-Royston, Fombo, Douglas, Kellard, Hudson, Duaibe

Replacements: Arnott, Strachan & Bailey