ROCHFORD Hundred suffered late disappointment in Saturday’s 46-7 defeat to Barnes at Magnolia Road.

Rochford conceded 28 points in the final eight minutes of the National Two South clash.

But head coach Danny Cleare felt it had been an even contest for much of the match.

“Saturday was a tough game against a really good side,” said Cleare.

“For large spells the game was pretty even but they managed the game better than us, forcing us to play from deep and winning the tactical kicking battle.

“With eight minutes to go the game was still in the balance at 18-5 but then the floodgates opened and we conceded 28 points in the last eight minutes so it was disappointing to finish the game in that manner.”

Rochford remain third from bottom in the table but are without a game this weekend, something Cleare feels is well timed.

“A week off will definitely help us,” said Cleare.

“A lot of boys are carrying knocks and dealing with illness at the moment so come the Henley game I think we’ll have a revitalised team ready to attack the last block of fixtures.”