TITANS coach Andy Key says his side has to carry on the good work from Saturday as they head into a tough month.
The Clifton Lane men went down 23-18 to a powerhouse Ealing side, taking a losing bonus point for their efforts but remaining rooted to the foot of the Championship.
But Key knows that a repeat of that level of performance is just what Rotherham need as they prepare for a trip to leaders Bristol next week followed by two must-win games against lowly London Scottish and Jersey.
Said Key: "I can only applaud the performance from our guys and how deep they dug in during the game.
"They now know that is the minimum standard that we have to maintain in every game going forward."
Ealing led early on through Harry Casson but Titans hit back through teenager Will Porter to lead 10-7 before tries from Mark Bright and Will Harries put the Londoners 17-13 ahead at half-time.
Afterwards, Porter scored the only try of the second half, testament to some excellent work from the hosts, Ealing keeping their noses in front through two Peter Lydon penalties.
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