ROCHFORD Hundred centre Matt Needham was left feeling frustrated following Saturday’s defeat to Henley.

Hundred suffered a fourth setback in succession, losing 37-15 at Magnolia Road.

But Needham felt Rochford had the opportunities to take more from the National Two South clash.

“It was quite frustrating because we had chances through the game to score but failed to execute,” said Needham.

“The effort was there like most weeks but we know we need to tighten up our game a bit more in order to start winning these games.

“But there’s positives to be seen as well and the last 10 minutes of the second half was some of our best rugby.

“We played with a high tempo and attacked.”

Despite the late improvement, Rochford could not get back into the game and remain third from bottom in the table.

But Needham remains convinced Hundred are starting to get to grips with the level, which is the highest the club have ever played at.

“It’s been a difficult season so far, obviously adjusting to the level up in competition but we’re confident we can continue to grow and develop and start getting some more wins,” said Needham.

“We feel we can start to challenge teams higher up the table.”

And Needham is excited to be playing a part in trying to make that happen.

“It’s great to be back after being away at uni and having to go through Covid without much rugby,” said the centre.

“The level at training is always of a high tempo and standard and that’s something I’m really happy being involved with but also getting a chance to play this level of rugby is brilliant. “

But Needham is still hungry for more.

“We want to start showing the teams in our league what we’re about and show them the attacking prowess we know we can deliver,” said Needham.

“That’s something we’re striving to achieve for the second half of the season.”

Henley raced into a 24-0 lead at the weekend before Rochford replied before the break with Redmond Newberry and Maco Nabogi both touching down.

The visitors raced further ahead at the start of the second half before Hundred’s George Elliott scored a late try.

Rochford Hundred: Billings, Spivey, Brambley, Needham, Ferrier, Elliott, Daly, Bailey, Gardner, Bevans-Royston, Peasnall, Newberry, Randell, Rufai, Nabogi.

Replacements: Ridgway, Dyer, Strachan, Cappaert & Dudman.