NIK Grier feels Southend Saxons are facing a cup final against Ruislip this weekend.

Saxons lost 55-14 at Sudbury in London One North last weekend.

And Grier is determined to help Southend get back on track at Warners Bridge tomorrow.

"This weekend is massive for us and it’s basically a cup final," said Grier.

"Ruislip have won five out of there last 6 so they are second in form team behind Rochford so we need to turn up from the start and play for the full 80 as they won’t lie down.

"Plus we owe our supporters who traveled all that way last weekend to watch us not turn up."

Southend, who sit ninth in the standings, were never in the game against Sudbury.

And Grier remains disappointed by the defeat.

"The game was very frustrating because we just couldn’t get a foot hold in it and we didn’t apply any pressure on Sudbury," said Grier.

"We kicked the ball away countless times and after we conceded three tries in the first seven to 10 minutes we knew we were in for a long afternoon."

But the Saxons hooker remains eager for Southend to impress on a more consistent basis. 

"It's massively frustrating as we know we have the talent to be a dangerous side and be a threat," added Grier.