ROCHFORD Hundred triumphed 21-12 at London Irish Wild Geese but still slipped off the top of the table.

Hundred were unable to bag a try scoring bonus point in their win.

And Rochford’s Craig Strachan admitted the conditions made it tough to hit top form.

“The game on Saturday was a bit of a slog,” said Strachan.

“The weather dictated how both teams had to play.

“I’m sure it was a bit of a chore for the spectators and I’m sure the backs may have got quite bored, especially Iain Meades who never likes the cold.”

Rochford scored three tries in their victory with Chris Shields scoring two tries and Sonny Gay also touching down.

But Strachan was left feeling frustrated Hundred could not bag another try to secure an additional point which would have kept them top.

“It’s slightly frustrating to not get the four tries especially as we had opportunities to score that weren’t converted,” said Strachan.

“The conditions were horrific however and hats off to the teams that did manage to score a lot of tries in conditions like we played in on Saturday.”

Guernsey are now level on 88 points with Rochford but sit above the Magnolia Road based side on points difference in the London & SE Premier Division standings.

But Strachan is certain there are still plenty of twists and turns in store as Rochford bid to secure their third promotion in succession.

“The race for promotion is exactly the same as before the last game really,” said Strachan.

“There are still a lot of points to play for and so a lot to potentially drop as well.

“With Guernsey and Wimbledon still to play each other and lots of games against teams fighting for survival it is a tough run in for everybody.”

However, Rochford’s destiny is no longer in their own hands.

“Finishing top is no longer under our control but if we get five points in every game we play until the end of the season I believe that will be enough,” said Strachan.

“We have to keep working hard every game but we can’t look to just chase tries as the win is the most important.”