ROCHFORD Hundred’s Todd Bailey will head into tomorrow’s clash with Hertford on a high after finally ending his long wait for a try.

Bailey touched down during Hundred’s hard-fought 19-16 win at Brighton.

And the prop forward was pleased to be among the scorers to help Rochford come out on top.

“We knew the game on Saturday wouldn’t be as easy as the league positions would have you believe so to go down there and win away was very pleasing,” said Bailey.

“But most importantly I scored my first try in about three years which was of course extremely pleasing for both players and fans alike!”

The win moved Rochford up to second in the London & SE Premier Division standings, just a point behind table-topping Guernsey.

And Bailey is pleased with how the season is shaping up for a Hundred side bidding to secure their third successive promotion.

“The season has been enjoyable for me personally and having only lost two games I don’t think there would be many people that aren’t happy with how it’s been going,” said Bailey.

“But the promotion race is extremely tight and the trip away to Guernsey in January is huge.

“If we can get a result over there then I think that will give us a little bit of breathing room but that’s easier said than done.

“Regardless of that, it’s only one result and I’m confident that come April we will still be in the top two.”

However, Bailey also feels fourth-placed Hertford will be tough to beat tomorrow.

“I am expecting it to be tough,” said Bailey.

“Hertford have always been a top six side in whichever league I have faced them in over the years.

“With it being so close between the top three teams there is also an added pressure to not drop points.

“But if we play how we know we can that shouldn’t be a problem this weekend and we’re looking forward to getting out there again.”