SOUTHEND Saxons ground out an 8-0 win at Old Haberdashers in London One North.

Tom Ramsey bagged all of Southend’s points in the low scoring win.

And Saxons skipper Matt Wagstaff was delighted to triumph in the tough conditions.

“The game was a battle upfront between the forwards,” said Wagstaff.

“We had a dominant scrum that gave us a platform to build on, and we looked dangerous going forward however we just weren’t clinical enough on the day.

“Conditions were awful which meant line outs were a lottery, but we showed great character to keep plugging away.

“Defensively we looked organised, and they rarely broke through our line.”

The victory saw Saxons move up to sixth in the standings.

But Wagstaff is now keen to see an improved performance against Norwich at Warners Bridge this weekend.

“Saturday was not a complete performance so there will be personal and tactical things to address for the game against Norwich, but it is another chance to improve and get a result,” said Wagstaff.

“Each week is vital, as we do not want to fall away from the teams above.

“However, we cannot look too far ahead.

“Norwich will be looking to make it a tough game but not knowing too much about them means we can stay focused on ourselves and ensure our game plan is spot on.”

Southend Saxons: Ramsey, Rawinsky, Smith, Vaughan, Day, Sexton, Branch, Bass, Forster-Knight, Campbell-Webster, O’Kill, Newton, Whatling, Bevan, Wagstaff.

Replacements: Reeman, Morrison & Ashton