No complaints from Ward as Saxons unbeaten start is concluded

Eton Manor 37-19 Southend Saxons

DIRECTOR OF RUGBY, Josh Ward, offered an honest assessment after his Southend Saxons slipped to their first London One North defeat of the season at Eton Manor.

“No complaints today, we were nowhere near where we needed to be to compete and got what we deserved,” he explained.

“Eton Manor were excellent and executed their chances well. We lacked intent and lost the gain line battle, a key component to any match. We were second best in most areas today which is hugely disappointing.

“You don’t win anything in September and you don’t lose anything in September, there’s plenty to address ahead of next week and plenty of learnings we will take.

We’re back at Warners Bridge against Colchester next week where I know we will have excellent support. We’re looking for a big response and I’m confident our group will do just that.”

Look out for Josh Ward’s video preview ahead of Southend Saxons next London One North fixture against Colchester at Warners Bridge on Saturday, October 5 (3pm).

Brian Jeeves

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