Ward proud of his battling Saxons as Sudbury are sunk

Southend Saxons 28-20 Sudbury

DIRECTOR OF RUGBY, Josh Ward, spoke of his pride after witnessing his Southend Saxons side put their recent indifferent form behind them to win a tough London One North encounter with improving Sudbury at Warners Bridge.

Ben Lloyd crossed the line along with Matthew Wagstaff and Fraser Banks to ensure the Saxons got back to winning ways following a difficult few weeks.

“I’m really proud of the boys today, we took a while to get going again and had to defend up for large parts of the opening fifteen but as the game went on we played some excellent rugby,” Ward enthused.

“We had a good platform upfront today which allowed us to play some good front foot, ball. It was tight throughout but we worked ourselves into some good areas and chipped away on the scoreboard demonstrating good maturity.”

Ward continued: “There were a few unforced errors that proved costly, but it happens, we won and for us that is big. It’s been a tough few weeks but the boys showed what can be done when we’re accurate.

“The table isn’t of massive interest to me right now, we’ve got lots of rugby remaining, I know it’s tight but we’ve now got to focus on backing our performances up each week going into the business end.”

Southend Saxons: Liam Bass, Nik Grier, Collen Smith, Blue Newton, Jake O’Kill, Jack Buckley, Ben Law, Matthew Wagstaff, Harry Branch, Ben Lloyd (Capt), Tom Richards, Chris Vaughan, Tom Ashton, Mitch Bennett, Fraser Banks

Southend Saxons Reserves: James Sheils, Dan Forster-Knight, Tom Day

Sudbury (from): Jonathan Taylor, Shaun Smith, Jake Sumner, Thomas Summers, Samuel Rust, Joshua Wadforth, Frazer Beckett, Thomas Barry, Sam Maile, Thomas Dain, Charlie McGuinness, Jack Dachtler, Christopher Whybrow, Jake Thurlow, Henry Cowling, Samuel Conning, Paul Chaplin, Henry Watkins

Brian Jeeves

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