ROCHFORD Hundred surged back to winning ways with a convincing 33-9 win against Barnstaple.

Rochford headed into the National Two South clash on the back of five successive defeats.

And head coach Danny Cleare was delighted to see his side get back on track at Magnolia Road.

"We put in a really dominant performance," said Cleare.

"We had loads of ball in the first half and played some really exciting stuff, scoring three good tries.

"The second half we started slowly but managed to turn it up a notch and score two late tries to secure the bonus point win.

"The performance was pleasing because for two weeks in a row we have scored five tries now.

"And for the first time this season we shut out a team and didn’t concede any which was great."

Jacob Murphy put Barnstaple in front with an early penalty at Magnolia Road before Rochford replied with a try from Robert Gardner which Chris Dudman converted to make it 7-3 Winger William Ferrier then extended Rochford's lead with another try Dudman converted before Barnstaple hit back with another penalty from Murphy.

Rochford scored their third try of the afternoon two minutes before the break with Maciu Nabogi touching down and Dudman again adding the extras.

But Barnstaple finished the half with another penalty from Murphy to cut Rochford's lead to 21-9.

The second half was slow to get going in terms of point scoring but Rochford raced further ahead in the 73rd minute with Chris Shields powering over for a try and Dudman again kicking the conversion.

However, Rochford did not stop there and Gardner bagged his second try of the game late on to complete the scoring for the hosts who remain 14th in the 16 team table.

And Cleare is now keen for his team to build on the victory, starting with Saturday's trip to Leicester Lions who are currently sixth in the standings.

"It’s important we keep improving and keep being competitive at this level," said Cleare.

"Every win helps build that belief within the squad and we can look forward to Saturday now."

"Last time we played Leicester we dominated the game and gifted them the win which was hard to take.

"But they look like they have really improved as the year has gone on so we are expecting a really tough game."

Rochford Hundred: Dudman, Ferrier, Brambley, Roters, Griffiths, Cappaert, Daly, Parish, Gardner, Bevans-Royston, Thomas, Fombo, Shields, Hudson, Nabogi.

Replacements: Mundicha, Ridgway. Rufai, Gould & Spivey.