ROCHFORD Hundred suffered a 59-5 defeat at high-flying Redruth.

The setback kept Rochford third from bottom in National Two South.

And Hundred’s head coach Danny Cleare was full of praise for the hosts’ performance.

“Redruth away is historically a tough fixture for anyone especially when they’re flying high and pushing for promotion,” said Cleare.

“They had an excellent platform with their set piece and arguably the best nine and 10 in the league who just execute their game plan perfectly.

“It’s not often we’ve been blown away this season but sometimes you just need to take your hat off to a better team.”

George Elliott scored Rochford’s only try of the game and they will now be turning their attentions towards Saturday’s clash with third placed Clifton at Magnolia Road.

And Cleare is expecting another tough test in a game which might even see him return to action.

“This Saturday will be another extremely difficult game,” said Cleare.

“We have a really long injury list and we’ve picked up some more pretty bad injuries from Saturday.

“If we get any more I’m worried I might have to lace up but it’s getting to that stage now.

“Even with a full team to choose from Clifton is a hugely difficult fixture, and the game we played them away was the only other time we’ve been battered this season. But we’ll work hard again this week and try and put in a good account of ourselves come the weekend.”