CHRIS Dudman remains confident of securing promotion with Rochford Hundred - despite being knocked off the top of the table.

Rochford won 21-12 at London Irish Wild Geese on Saturday but their lack of a try scoring bonus point saw Guernsey climb above them in the London & SE Premier Division standings.

But Dudman still feels Hundred can bounce back to win the title.

“Everyone in the team is still confident about promotion,” said Dudman.

“We know what we have to do and it’s a goal that is achievable for us.”

Second placed Rochford are now just a point behind Guernsey.

But Dudman felt the conditions made it tough to pick up maximum points last time out.

“Last week’s game against London Irish was really tough in the wet and windy conditions,” said Dudman.

“We needed to get another try in the first half while we had the wind but we failed to do that.

“Not getting the bonus point was frustrating and the whole team knows just how precious they are considering how close the top of the table is.

“But we still have a few games to go.”

Rochford have six more matches to play this season.

The first of those comes against bottom of the table Guildford at Magnolia Road tomorrow.

But Dudman will not be taking anything for granted.

“All our games until the end of the season will be tough as we want bonus points from all of them,” said Dudman.

“No one can be underestimated and that definitely includes on Saturday.”

In London One South this weekend, Thurrock will be looking to build on their shock 13-10 win against league leaders Havant when they head to KCS Old Boys.

T’s are currently ninth in the standings with Old Boys immediately below them.

In London Two North East, eighth placed South Woodham Ferrers host Diss who are sixth.

In London Three Essex, struggling Basildon face a tough looking task when they entertain table-topping Harlow.