TOM Day bagged four tries as Southend Saxons recorded a convincing 76-0 victory against Leighton Buzzard.

The win moved Saxons up to fifth in the London One North standings.

And winger Day felt is showed just how strong Southend can be.

“I thought the game on Saturday showed exactly what we are capable of,” said Day.

“We were clinical not only in set piece and phase play, but also in open play.

“Obviously to get 76 points on the board is amazing, but to also nil a team shows how well our defensive drill has become.

“But credit to Leighton Buzzard, they kept us working right until the final whistle.”

However, Leighton Buzzard could not stop Southend piling on the points.

And Day was delighted with his afternoon’s work.

“I’m buzzing to have scored four tries,” said Day.

“As a winger, it’s my job to finish.

“At this level, when opportunities come, we have to be able take them, which we all did on Saturday.

“It’s great being on the end of some fantastic play, with quick hands from the back line creating some space for me to run into.”

Blue Newton and Matt Bevan both bagged two tries in the victory while Matt Wagstaff, Fraser Banks, Steven Walker and Jake Rawinsky also touched down.

Jack MacVeigh added eight conversions but Day now has his sights set on catching the teams above Southend in the standings.

“The top of the table has become very tight,” said Day.

“We have shown over the past four games that it is where we deserve to be.

“Next week, against Sudbury, will be a real test, however, it couldn’t have come at a better time for us.

“We are gelling as a team and we will only get better as the season goes on.”

Southend Saxons: MacVeigh, Banks, Ramsey, Vaughan, Day, Sexton, Branch, Bass, M Bevan, Reeman, O’Kill, Newton, Walker, Whatling, Wagstaff.

Replacements: Campbell-Webster, A Bevan & Rawinksy