SOUTHEND Saxons director of rugby Josh Ward remains delighted by his side’s 35-20 win against title rivals Eton Manor – but will not be getting carried away.

Saxons’ victory saw them move 10 points clear at the top of the Regional Two Anglia table with four games to go.

However, Ward is taking nothing for granted.

“There’s nothing to get carried away with,” said Ward.

“When you look at the table we’ve got a 10 point cushion but there’s 20 points up for grabs.

“We play second again next week because Harlow have leapfrogged Eton Manor now.

“We know it’s cup final rugby from here on in and they will throw absolutely everything at us.

“I’m sure they still believe but we’ll regroup Tuesday and will prepare properly.”

Saxons will head into the clash on a high after their hard-fought win against Eton Manor at Warners Bridge.

And Ward remains delighted with the victory.

“It was a massive day for the club and everyone came out in their numbers which contributed to a great team performance,” said Ward.

“It was a great result against a very good side.

“I think we played really well and enforced ourselves on the game from the get go.

“We scored after two minutes and the boys really set the tone.

“The physicality throughout was brutal and the boys put their bodies on the line.

“They knew that was coming when you play against Eton Manor but we felt like we nullified what they threw at us for large parts.

“On the whole it was a very special day for everyone. “

And Ward made sure to take it all in.

“These are the games you live for and want to be involved in when you’re part of sport,” said Ward.

“There were plenty of nerves and energy but I was really pleased with how the players approached it and credit goes to them because they were outstanding.”