ROCHFORD Hundred’s head coach Danny Cleare felt his side’s victory at Henley was the best in the club’s history.

Rochford triumphed 27-24 at their fifth placed hosts in National Two South.

And Cleare was delighted with the display.

“Saturday was really pleasing,” said Cleare.

“It was a tough block of fixtures since Christmas so to start this final block of six fixtures with a win was important.

“We were literally down to our last 20 fit players Saturday so for players to step up and get a historic win away at Henley was incredible.

“It was without doubt the best win of the season, in fact it is the best win in the club’s history.

“To beat a National League giant like Henley away in their own back yard was heroic from our players and they truly deserved it as well. “

Maciu Nabogi opened the scoring for Hundred with an early try that was converted by Chris Dudman who then also added a penalty to make it 10-0.

The hosts soon hit back with Cail Cookland and Terence Babarinsa both scoring tries and Cookland’s conversion put the hosts 12-10 in front.

However, Rochford regained the lead just past the hour mark with a try from powerful prop forward Najee Mundicha which Dudman again converted.

Dudman soon added a penalty before Mark Billings, who was making his 100th appearance for Rochford, put his side further in front with a try Dudman converted.

The hosts replied late on with a try from George Inoke which Cookland converted but third from bottom Rochford hung on to bag a fine win on the road.

Rochford will now be aiming to build on the win against Hinckley at Magnolia Road this weekend.

But Saturday’s success has taken its toll on the squad.

“The win came at a bit of cost as we’ve lost another four players from the weekend,” said Cleare.

“But hopefully we can ride the wave and back it up with a strong performance at home against Hinckley.”