BEN Lloyd feels Southend Saxons must win all three of their remaining matches to keep alive their promotion hopes.

A top four finish could be enough to ensure going up this season due to an RFU restructure in the leagues.

However, fifth placed Southend are currently eight points behind Colchester, who sit fourth in London One North.

And, speaking ahead of Saturday’s trip to Norwich, Lloyd knows there is little room for error.

“Realistically we have to take maximum points from every game and hope that other teams slip up,” said Lloyd.

“For us the most important game is this weekend against Norwich.

“We have to work hard, be accurate, and make sure we keep ourselves in the fight.

“Then we’ll move onto the next game and the same will apply.”

Southend triumphed last time out, beating Old Haberdashers 39-37.

But Lloyd was not particularly impressed with the performance.

“It was ugly but you can’t turn your nose up at a win,” said the fly half.

“We were far from our best but we found a way to get the job done and ultimately that’s what you’re judged on.

“We’re a team who have to work hard to put complete performances together.

“It doesn’t just happen unfortunately, and we’ll have to be accurate in everything we do this week.

“We know that if our detail is right we are one of the top teams in this league, and we’ve shown that recently with some of our performances.

“But, as I say, that comes from getting everything right in the lead up.”

And Lloyd is keen for that to happen for the rest of the season.

“There’s still the possibility of us going up but that’s only going to happen if we keep banking wins,” said Lloyd.

“We’re also in the Essex Cup final in a couple of weeks which is a great opportunity for the club to win some silverware.

“There’s still loads to play for and we want to be hitting our straps now.

“That’s exciting and it’s where you want to be at the end of the season so now it’s time to step up.”