Ward proud of his Saxons’ comeback kings

Harpenden v Southend Saxons – London One North – Redbourn Lane – Reaction

Harpenden 24-24 Southend Saxons

Head of Rugby, Josh Ward hailed his Southend Saxons side following their remarkable late London One North comeback at Harpenden.

Saxons trailed 24-3 with just a quarter of an hour remaining, but during a terrific finale, they clawed their way back into the contest to force a share of the spoils.

“These boys are incredible,” a delighted Ward enthused.

“You don’t coach character. You create environments, moments and scenarios that encourage and allow the character to grow and flourish. It takes weeks, months and years to build and sustain.

Ward continued: “The boy’s demonstrated – in the toughest of conditions – that their character and togetherness can never, and will never be questioned.

“24-3 down with fifteen minutes to go, players adapting to change as a result of injuries, they found a way, a way to get back. The journey we’re on, the progress made, I couldn’t be prouder.”

Brian Jeeves

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