WESTCLIFF will be looking to bounce back from a painful defeat when they head to Henley in National Two South tomorrow.

Westcliff let slip a 16 point lead to lose 34-29 to Worthing last time.

And Westcliff’s James Scogings is keen to see a reaction on Saturday.

“It was extremely frustrating to lose the game the way that we did,” said Scogings.

“Looking back there are things we should have done differently to slow the momentum and grind out the result but unfortunately that wasn’t the case.

“I think it’s very important to pick ourselves back up and continue to push on.

“The lads will be looking to carry on with distancing ourselves from the bottom of the table and show we are capable of performing in this league.”

Westcliff, who were promoted last season, sit 13th in the table, 13 points clear of the drop zone.

And Scogings is keen to move further away from the bottom three with a strong showing at third placed Henley tomorrow.

“Henley will be a strong outfit but there are aspects of their game that we should be able to exploit from reviewing previous game footage,” said Scogings.

“The main thing is that we turn up with the right mindset to get the job done.

“I also feel that we would be doing a disservice to everyone who helped to get us here, if we didn’t remain committed to maintaining our place in this league.

“We have the capability and the personnel so this should convert into more positive results going forward.”

In London One South, ninth placed Thurrock host table-topping Havant while in London Two North East, seventh placed South Woodham Ferrers head to Stowmarket who sit immediately above them.

In Essex Three, bottom of the table Basildon head to Chelmsford while in Essex One, Billericay host Dagenham and Canvey head to Clacton.