DANNY Cleare knows Rochford Hundred can afford no slip ups as they bid to secure their third successive promotion.

London & SE Premier Division leaders Rochford head to London Irish Wild Geese tomorrow.

And Cleare is desperate to secure another bonus point victory as Hundred bid to stay ahead of their title rivals towards the top of the table.

“The race for the title couldn’t be any closer really,” said Cleare.

“We have a one point lead but an inferior points difference so we’re in a situation whereby we could win every game and still not win the title.

“It definitely makes it more exciting and will be that much sweeter if we manage to pull it off but we need another win tomorrow.”

Rochford head into the game sitting one point clear of second placed Guernsey with seven games still to go.

But Cleare will not be looking too far ahead and is instead fully focused on tomorrow’s game which he believes will be tougher than the league table suggests.

“I’m expecting a tough encounter against London Irish on Saturday,” said Cleare.

“Their results have picked up massively lately and they have run some of the better teams in the league really close, particularly at home.

“Last time we played them they had a few really dangerous players and a lot of pace so if we switch off for a minute we could get punished. “

London Irish are currently 12th in the table. But Rochford will be facing them is good spirits after seeing off title rivals Wimbledon in their last league outing.

“We are in high spirits going into the game as we’re coming off a huge victory against Wimbledon and then had a week off so the players are generally pretty fresh,” said Cleare.

“We are confident of getting the win but we do have the added pressure of needing a bonus point win every game so we will look to be positive and target four tries.”

Rochford have also made it through to the Essex Cup final after beating Southend Saxons in Saturday’s semi-final.

And Cleare was pleased to see a heavily changed line-up perform well.

“The cup game was excellent,”said Cleare.

“We took the opportunity to rest 95 per cent of the first team and used it as an opportunity to blood the youngsters and they all performed excellently.

"Taking me, Luke Irvine and Big Ron out of the equation the average age of the squad was about 20-21 years old, and these academy lads really put their hand up even against some quite established Southend first team players.”