ROCHFORD Hundred resume their Regional One South East season with a crunch clash at Hertford tomorrow.

Rochford boosted their survival hopes by beating local rivals Westcliff 27-18 in their final outing before the Christmas break.

But their preparations for this weekend's clash has been severely hindered by the wet weather.

"It's great to be back playing again after a few weeks off but the weather has really affected our ability to prepare properly this week," said Cleare.

"Not everyone was able to get to training on Tuesday and then Thursday we had to cancel it due to flooded pitches so we’re going in a bit cold to be honest.

"But hopefully we can ride the wave of winning against Westcliff and use that momentum to pull us over the line."

Rochford's win kept them second from bottom in the standings but they are now just three points behind Bedford Athletic with a game in hand.

And the victory was also a big boost for Hundred's morale.

"The mood after the game was definitely one of relief and happiness but also pride to finally get that win after a rough couple of months," said Cleare.

"Sometimes after a good win like that you just want to play straight away and build on it but I’m sure the players enjoyed putting their feet up after that performance instead."

Rochford will finally get the chance to build on the win when they travel to ninth placed Hertford this weekend.

Hertford are six points clear of Rochford but Cleare will still be without a number of players this weekend.

"Unfortunately we’re actually missing quite a number of players this weekend, mainly in the pack," said Cleare.

"But we’re starting to get lads back from injury in the back line now so hopefully we’ll start firing again out wide."

Elsewhere this weekend, bottom of the table Westcliff head to Bedford Athletic.