TOM Reeman will be looking to build on a rare try when Southend Saxons host second placed Shelford at Warners Bridge this weekend.

Reeman was among the scorers when Saxons triumphed 24-19 at Amersham & Chiltern on Saturday.

But he is now hungry for more success as sixth placed Southend look to close the gap on the teams above them in the London One North table.

“The league at the moment is very tight,” said Reeman.

“Two wins puts us in the top two but equally two losses puts us out of the top eight.

“As a group we know we should be right up there it’s down to us to make sure we execute all our chances to make it happen.”

Southend took enough of their opportunities to triumph last time out.

And Reeman was pleased to pick up the win having been beaten by league leaders Sudbury the weekend before.

“It was great to get a bonus point win on the road after the disappointment of losing to Sudbury,” said Reeman.

“We had the worst start possible conceding a try almost straight away but that kicked us into gear.

“I felt we then controlled the whole first half going in ahead at half time but we’ve still got a lot to work on so we can put in an 80 minute performance.

“Personally, it’s always nice to score but it doesn’t happen often and I couldn’t tell you the last time it did!”

But, as one of the club’s longest serving players, Reeman is determined to keep on helping the team pick up more points.

“I’ve been at Southend for 19 years since I was 11 so to get back to winning ways means everything,” said Reeman.

“We’ve shown flashes of brilliance so far this season we just need to work on being consistent.”