ROCHFORD Hundred’s Chris Shields felt Saturday’s 34-28 defeat to table-topping Redruth was a real ‘game of two halves.

Rochford found themselves 31-7 down at the break before fighting back in the second period of the National Two South clash.

And Shields, who was among the try scorers for Hundred, felt a lapse in concentration was to blame for the disappointing first 40 minutes.

“Saturday was a game of two halves really,” said Shields.

“The first 10 minutes we started strongly and were dominating Redruth’s scrum.

“We scored a try but for the next 30 minutes we just switched off and these lapses of concentration resulted in them taking control of the game.

“The second half we came out looking a lot more focused and we pulled them back to within six points and if there was another 10 minutes I believe we could have stolen the win.”

However, Rochford have now suffered six defeats in succession, much to the frustration of Shields. 

"This season so far has been a fustrating one with a lot of tight games that were very winnable," said Shields.

"Our team is very capable to compete at this level and every team in the league are beatable.

"It’s been a very tight season so far but we can definitely improve in certain areas and if we do tweak these little things we’re more than capable of climbing up the table with most of the games still to come."

Mark Billings scored two tries for Rochford while Harry Hudson also touched down but it was not enough to prevent another defeat and Hundred now sit 14th in the 16 team table.

Rochford Hundred: Billings, Ferrier, Brambley, Needham, Dudman, Elliott, Daly, Brunger, Gardner, Bevans-Royston, Fombo, Newberry, Randall, Kellard, Shields.

Replacements: Mundicha, Dyer, Hudson, Strachan & Cappaert.