SOUTHEND Saxons face their second top of the table clash in succession on Saturday.

Saxons sit 10 points clear of second placed Harlow who they head to this weekend.

And Southend’s co-captain Matt Wagstaff is setting his sights on an 18th win in succession.

“Every game is important and we want to take 20 points out of 20 with these next four games,” said Wagstaff.

“We are expecting a physical battle again but we’ve done our homework and have and will prepare with that in mind.

“We have two teams that have long unbeaten runs, and both want to prove a point.”

Harlow have won nine games in succession since losing 27-17 at Southend back in November.

But Southend will also head into the clash on a high after beating high-flying Eton Manor 35-20 last time out.

Manor sat second before the defeat and Wagstaff remains delighted with the victory.

“The game against Eton Manor was everything we expected,” said Wagstaff.

“It was  physical, emotional, and a game we had to perform in for 80 minutes.

“Our game plan paid off both in attack and in defence, we were clinical and played fast.

“Ultimately it was a huge shift from everyone involved and it meant a lot to the squad and staff but also the whole club and those that came and watched.”

Southend are now well set for promotion but Wagstaff is taking nothing for granted.

“We aren’t getting carried away but we are embracing and enjoying our situation,” said Wagstaff.

“In these moments I think you have to.

“We have worked hard not just this year but a few years to get to this point.

“However we understand there are no easy games in this league, and nothing is just given to you.

“We will be looking to make things happen and dictate the game and we hope that is enough to get the win.”

Elsewhere, second from bottom Rochford Hundred host table-topping Colchester in Regional One South East while bottom of the table Westcliff entertain ninth placed Hertford.