SOUTHEND Saxons will be looking to get their own back on Eton Manor tomorrow.

Manor handed Saxons their first defeat of the London One North season back in September.

But Southend’s Jake O’Kill is hopeful home advantage will prove key at Warners Bridge.

“As a group we are looking to step it up this weekend as Eton Manor are always a handful,” said O’Kill.

“We lost our first game of the season to them by simply not turning up on the day.

“However, this will be at the Bridge and away from their 4G pitch, certainly handing us the home advantage.

“Typically they are a physical side but also have some talent out wide so we expect it to be a good match up.”

Saxons head into the game on the back of a 39-20 win at Old Priorians last weekend.

And O’Kill was thrilled to return to action after the Christmas break with a hard fought win on the road.

“Old Priorians was a job on the road completed,” said O’Kill.

“Despite our big win over them earlier in the season they’ve become quite deceptive, beating Amersham and Chiltern just before Christmas and only one other team has scored as many points as we did against them Saturday at home too.”

However, O’Kill feels there is still more to come from Saxons.

“It was also a game that perhaps showed the effects of having two weeks off,” said O’Kill.

“We were sluggish in some areas and conceded some relatively soft tries due to unforced errors.

“A real positive though was having Nik Grier back in the side after some time away and that’s coincided with Dan Forster-Knight being on the injured list too.

“But a bonus point win was very pleasing and we want to build on it now.”

Southend sit third in the table, level on points with second-placed Brentwood, while Eton Manor are currently seventh.