A step in the right direction for Saxons

Southend Saxons 40-29 Amersham & Chiltern

JOSH WARD recognised there’s still room for improvement, but was overall satisfied with his Southend Saxons side after they put aside their recent indifferent form to see off Amersham & Chiltern in an entertaining London One North encounter at Warners Bridge.

“It’s great to get that winning feeling back, I’ll certainly enjoy a cold one tonight,” Ward enthused.

Chris Vaughan crossed over twice, while there were tries for Tom Richards, Joel Armitage and Connor Cooper as the Saxons secured a bonus points success.

“I thought we were outstanding for the opening twenty-five,” the Saxons Director of Rugby added.

“Our attacking phases were excellently played with real tempo and purpose. Our staff have worked incredibly hard with the group so it’s a great reward all round when we see midweek work transferred into matchday situations.

Ward continued: “It’s always disappointing to concede but the manner which we did was soft, we had good structure so to be beaten on desire is non-excusable.

“To their credit, they fought hard and took their chances. There are huge positives today for us and much-needed confidence gained, there are also aspects we have to continue grafting at to correct.”

Southend Saxons: Liam Bass, Nik Grier, Joel Armitage, Will Cooper, Jake O’Kill, Dan Forster-Knight, Connor Cooper, Matthew Wagstaff, Harry Branch, Ben Lloyd, Tom Richards, Chris Vaughan, Tom Ashton, Rory Inwood, Fraser Banks

Southend Saxons Reserves: Tom Reeman, Ben Law, Ross O’Brien

Amersham & Chiltern (from): Lachlan Collier, Stuart Rogers, Charlie Swerling, Kieran Booth, Ollie Cato, Tom Fawssett, Jason Kilbey, Joe Batt, Ben Harris, Noah Jarvis, Chris Naisby, Aidan Caldwell, Lloyd Anderson, Dan Kingsley, Ollie Choules, Callum Newton, Dave Francis, Max Dugdale


Brian Jeeves

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