ROCHFORD Hundred head coach Danny Cleare felt his side produced an improved performance despite losing 28-15 at Tring.

The setback was Rochford’s seventh in succession.

But Cleare still took heart from aspects of the performance.

“It was an improved performance and at times we played some nice rugby and defended well,” said Cleare.

“But it was really tough conditions, with a strong downhill wind which made playing difficult.

“Tring played the conditions a lot better than we did and made the most of the advantage.

“Unfortunately for us we wasted half hour in the first half with the elements on our side before scoring two nice tries before the break.

“Although we were 10 points up at half time it didn’t feel enough and was always going to be difficult.”

Cleare proved to be correct where that was concerned as the hosts hit back to come out on top.

“In the second half Tring just kicked really well and kept us locked into our own half,” said Cleare.

“They punished us with their catch and drive and their excellent goal kicker.”

Rochford remain second from bottom in the table