RUGBY: Rochford Hundred will be looking to bounce back from a ‘tough day at the office’ when they host Canterbury in National League Two East on Saturdau.

Rochford - who sit just above the relegation zone in 12th place - lost 71-0 to Barnes at Magnolia Road last time out.

And head coach Danny Cleare admitted the setback was tough to take.

“Saturday was a tough day at the office,” said Cleare.

“We actually started really positively for the first 25 minutes.

“We were playing into a strong wind and had to endure a lot of pressure which we did really well, and when we did have the ball we looked dangerous.

“But their first two tries were both from charge down kicks and despite playing well and looking well in the game we found ourselves 14-0 down which really didn’t reflect how the game started.

“We undid a lot of our good work with a bad 10 minutes to finish the half where we conceded another three tries and unbelievably we found ourselves 33-0.”

And Rochford were unable to get back into the game after the break.

“In the second half we didn’t really fire a shot and the game completely ran away from us,” said Cleare.

“It’s frustrating because for 25 minutes we showed we can contain a really strong team and we looked dangerous with the ball.

“But we need to react better to setbacks, because conceding from two charged down kicks seemed to suck the energy out of us when really we need to be able to wipe it out and find a positive reaction.”

Rochford have now been beaten in their last five games and will be looking to produce an improved display against 10th placed Canterbury.

“Saturday is a game where we know we can win if we play well and put an 80 minute performance together,” added Cleare.

Rochford will also be hoping local rivals Westcliff can do them a favour this weekend.

Westcliff are at the foot of the table having not won so far this season and host second from bottom North Walsham - who are three points behind Rochford.

In Regional Two Anglia, Southend Saxons travel to Thurrock.

Third placed Southend got back to winning ways with a 41-30 victory against Norwich last time out.

And Saxons will now be looking to make it two wins in a row when they travel to fifth placed Thurrock.