ROCHFORD Hundred will be bidding to bounce back when they host Henley in National Two South this weekend.

Rochford were beaten 23-15 last time out.

And Hundred’s head coach Danny Cleare remains disappointed by the defeat.

“The Barnes game was not our finest performance,” said Cleare.

“We dominated the first half but somehow found ourselves 11-10 down at half time having been in complete control.

“Wome missed chances and a weak try in the last play of the half that cost us.

“In the second half we didn’t play anywhere near the level we had been in previous games and that was disappointing.

“Barnes upped the tempo and we didn’t match it and we never really found a foothold in the game second half.”

The defeat saw Rochford slip to 14th in the table and also led to Cleare making some alterations for Saturday’s game.

“We’ve made a few changes this week as the team has a number of injuries and niggles and we want to freshen it up,” said Cleare.

“We want to give some other lads an opportunity to play and bring an energy that we were lacking last week.

“We are expecting Henley to be a very good side as they traditionally like to move the ball wide early and stretch us in defence, so we know we’ll have to work hard.”

Rochford will hand a National League debut to Will Ferrier this weekend and Cleare is keen to remain competitive.

“Since the first few games we started to adapt well to the league and have been competitive in every single game,” said Cleare.

“We certainly should have had more wins than we currently do.

“So the aim for the rest of the season is to stay competitive, keep improving and turn some of these close loses to wins.”