SOUTHEND Saxons are setting their sights on another of their title rivals this weekend.

Regional Two Anglia leaders Southend triumphed 13-12 at second placed Eton Manor last weekend.

And director of rugby Josh Ward now wants to back that win up with another good result against third placed Harlow at Warners Bridge.

“We played well last week but now it’s about getting ready for the next challenge,” said Ward.

“Harlow will be really pleased with how they’ve performed in a new league but we’re looking forward to it.

“We want to get used to that feeling we got at the end of the match on Saturday and get to where we want to go.

“We won’t get carried away or look too far ahead but we’re certainly feeling positive.”

Southend have now won seven games in succession and sit four points clear of second placed Eton Manor.

Third placed Harlow are a further point behind Manor after suffering a shock defeat at home to Thurrock last time out.

But Ward is only focusing on his own side’s form.

“If you look at the report from Saturday it might have looked like we stole it at the death but I didn’t see it that way,” said Ward.

“I thought we deserved the win and were the better team.

“We battled well, as did they in fairness, but their points were from our own ill-discipline.

“We played well in the right areas but now we know we must go and do that again.”

However, Southend must cope without back row Kalani Parkinson after he suffered a knee injury during the win at Eton Manor.

“He’s torn his MCL unfortunately,” said Ward.

“The good news is he doesn’t need surgery and we’re hoping he will be back in January.”