ROCHFORD Hundred suffered a 46-10 defeat at table-topping Colchester.

The setback was Rochford’s fifth in succession.

And head coach Danny Cleare admitted it had been another difficult afternoon for his side.

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

“Playing top of the league in their own back yard is never an easy task and when I’m having to bench you know team selection is bare.

“It’s no secret we’re in a tough patch at the moment and the team is changing heavily every week it seems.”

Rochford’s bad run has seen them slip to second from bottom in Regional One South East.

But Cleare believes Hundred will be able to improve once more of his players are available.

“I believe as soon as we get some consistent team selections over a prolonged period then we are capable of going on a decent run,” said Cleare.

“But in terms of Saturday we were second best to everything and Colchester fully deserved their win. “