SOUTHEND Saxons made it six wins out of seven with a 31-3 victory against Amersham & Chiltern at Warners Bridge.

The triumph saw Southend move up to fourth in the London One North standings and delighted Blue Newton.

“It was pleasing to get the result on Saturday,” said Newton.

“The weather was wet and windy, the pitch turned into a bit of a quagmire, but we played the conditions well against side that was very physical and direct. “

As a result, Southend have now been beaten just twice in 2022 and Newton was always confident Saxons would string together a good run of results.

“We’ve always believed that there is the quality within the squad to be challenging the top end of the league,” said Newton.

“Everyone has really brought into what we are trying to do and it’s shown in our recent performances which have been rewarding. “

But Newton is keen for the good run to continue with a third placed finish still well within reach.

“The challenge now is maintaining the standards we’ve set over the last six weeks with constant performances for the remainder of the season,” said Newton.

“Third to sixth place in the league is extremely tight but we still have to play a couple of the teams around us.

“If we can continue at the level we’ve been at recently a top three finish remains the aim.”