HEAD coach Danny Cleare insists Rochford Hundred will keep on fighting to save their season.

Hundred sit second from bottom in Regional One South East, 14 points from safety with just three games to go.

But Cleare is not giving up hope of staying up and believes this weekend’s break will be of benefit to his players.

“The last two games we have taken two heavy defeats so the week off couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Cleare.

“We have three massive games left to save our season and stay in the league, and we will do everything in our power to win all of these.”

Rochford head to fourth placed Letchworth Garden City next time out and will go into the game off the back of a 66-7 defeat to table-topping Colchester, a result Cleare found tough to take.

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

“Playing the team top of the league with a depleted squad was never going to be an easy task but there were still positives to take from the game.

“Our attack at times was good and we left two certain scores out there in the first half but Colchester were very clinical and pragmatic.

“Their set piece was excellent and their 10 kicked for position really well.

“Despite us having most of the ball and territory in the first half they scored with all four visits to our 22m and we failed to convert our opportunities.

“The second half was a different story as they ran riot in the first 20 minutes.

“Our defence was all over the place during this period and Colchester were ruthless scoring numerous tries.”