ANDY McGarry believes Old Southendian & Southchurch are flying high in Division Two thanks to being under no pressure to perform.

Old Boys are currently 36 points clear at the league summit and face a derby trip to Wickford tomorrow.

And McGarry has backed his side to continue impressing.

The Old Southendian captain said: “We will be going to Wickford just looking to carry on enjoying our cricket and doing what we have been doing so well so far.

“There is no pressure on us as far as we are concerned.

“We just turn up each week aiming to give ourselves the best chance and see where that takes us.”

While Old Southendian are the runaway leaders in Division Two, Wickford are in fifth spot after bouncing back to winning ways against Orsett & Thurrock.

But McGarry is eager for Old Boys to maintain their momentum.

“I think the start we have made to the season has been far and beyond our own and everyone else’s expectations,” added McGarry.

“Everyone is just enjoying our success.

“But we also understand that nothing is a given in sport and we can’t ever expect to just turn up and win games.

“We’ve worked hard, stuck together as a group and enjoyed every minute of the season so far, and we just want to carry on doing the same things for now.”

Meanwhile, Benfleet will be looking to get their season back on track when they welcome Harlow Town to Woodside Park.

Benfleet have lost their last three outings after an impressive start to the campaign.

As a result, Benfleet have dropped out of the promotion places and are now fourth in the standings.

“It has been a bit of a reality check for us after such a good start,” said Benfleet skipper Rob Zammit.

“We’ve lost the last three games but played what are essentially the three best teams in the league.

“We’re still confident, but Harlow Town have had a useful side when we’ve played them in the past.”