SOUTHEND Saxons’ director of rugby Josh Ward feels his side can cause an upset in tomorrow’s top of the table clash at Warners Bridge.

London One North leaders North Walsham visit second-placed Southend sitting nine points ahead of their hosts.

But Ward cannot wait for the contest to get underway.

“These are the games you want to be part of,” said Ward.

“Of course it’s just the next game and another game but it’s a very important game.

“Do we fear anyone? Absolutely not. Do I believe if we play to our potential and get things right our end that we can cause an upset? Absolutely.

“They will be clear favourites, we’re not idiots but it’s not nice and it’s not easy coming to Warners Bridge.

“We have to get ourselves right and there’s the confidence here that if we do that we can cause an upset.”

Southend head into the game having won their last five league games.

But Ward is refusing to get carried away.

“If we have an off weekend and results don’t go our way we could be fifth so it’s very nip and tuck and we haven’t won anything yet,” said Ward.

“But we want to be pushing towards those top two spots and competing against the teams who have got real experience like North Walsham who if they want to go up will go up because they’re the best team in this league.

“Colchester have experience of being up there too and there are some other really good teams.”

However, Ward will be doing all he can to ensure Southend stay in contention.

“We want to be part of the mix as well but it’s going to come down to consistency,” said Ward.

“There’s no point in winning the last five if we then go and lose the next two.

“That’s the challenge but I know the boys will be up for this game and we’re looking forward to it.”

North Walsham have won 10 of their 11 outings so far this season.

But Saxons skipper Ian Morrison is pleased with the momentum his own side are starting to gather.

“Winning is a habit and that’s something we are trying to maintain as a club,” said Morrison.

“We try not to overload ourselves with much other than the next game.

“Every game is competitive and so long as our performances are up to our standards the results will take care of themselves.

“Every match is as exciting as the next as well.

“We are just looking forward to getting back out onto the pitch and putting in a performance.”