Colchester 50-17 Southend Saxons
JOSH WARD was clearly unhappy with his Southend Saxons side after they were on the wrong end of a London One North hammering at league leaders, Colchester.
It proved to be a tough afternoon for the Seasiders who were second in every department and Director of Rugby, Ward, pulled no punches with his post-match analysis, taking his share of the blame along with his shattered charges.
“I’ll apologise firstly to our supporters who made the trip, the performance was nowhere near an acceptable standard today and I take responsibility for that,” he explained.
“Days like today are never nice. We were outworked and skilled today by a Colchester pack who effectively beat us up – they were excellent. We struggled to gain any form of platform and as a result, played large parts of the game with no ball, however, when we did have the ball I felt we were a threat.”
Three defeats from their last four matches have seen the Saxons slip from second to sixth in the league ladder but Ward insisted his side has the capability to bounce back from this difficult sequence.
“There’s lots to do. One thing I will never question is our togetherness and we’re going to have to show that this week as we prepare for Sudbury.
“It’s a tough patch, we’re looking forward to getting back to Warners Bridge next week, and hopefully getting back on track with a robust performance.”