SOUTHEND Saxons got back to winning ways with a convincing 63-5 victory against Holt.

Saxons were beaten 32-31 at Woodford on the opening day of the Regional Two Anglia season.

But they reacted strongly at Warners Bridge on Saturday, much to the delight of prop forward Tom Reeman.

“To come back with a win this week was very important,” said Reeman.

“You can’t afford to feel sorry for yourself in this league, you have to be able to accept the shortcomings and move on knowing we are better than what we showed.”

Southend did that in emphatic fashion too, scoring 11 tries to record their first success of the season.

And Reeman was pleased with how Saxons stepped things up in the second half, despite the tough conditions.

“Saturday’s game was extremely tough with the heat,” said Reeman.

“We didn’t know what to expect from Holt as they ran Thurrock close the week before.

“But the second half really opened up and we were able to put a lot together and score some good tries so we were very pleased with that.”

The victory saw Southend move fifth in the standings and Reeman is now turning his attentions towards this weekend’s trip to Thurrock.

“Thurrock away always poses a big challenge for us,” said Reeman.

“The crowd love to get behind them when we visit.

“Our record there recently hasn’t been good and we are fully aware of that and what we need to do to get the points.”

But, longer term, promotion remains the aim.

“The goal for this season is the same as previous years, we have to aim for that top spot,” said Reeman.

“We’ve got a solid group who’ve played together for a couple of years now with a few new additions this season.

“We have to push on.”