SOUTHEND Saxons are determined to not let history repeat itself this season, according to prop forward Tom Reeman.

Saxons need six points from their three remaining matches to make sure of a first place finish.

But Reeman is taking nothing for granted and remains motivated by having missed out on promotion in seasons gone by.

“We’ve come pretty close a few times before when more teams used to get promoted,” said Reeman.

“A lot of us know how it feels to miss out and I think that drives us to succeed.

“I know we may only need six points from a possible 15 but the season is not done for us until the final whistle on the last day.”

Southend sit 10 points clear of second-placed Eton Manor after winning 18 matches in succession.

And Reeman remains delighted by the level of consistency shown by Josh Ward’s side.

“The group is really pleased with how the season has played out so far,” said Ward.

“I think this season every single person has really bought into what we’re trying to do and it’s shown with our performances.”

Southend have seen off title rivals Eton Manor and Harlow in their past two outings and will now turn their attentions on to Saturday’s clash with fifth-placed Brentwood at Warners Bridge.

But Reeman is expecting another tough afternoon.

“Brentwood are no mugs,” said Reeman.

“We scraped past them earlier in the season at their place in terrible conditions.

“But it’s ladies day down at the club on Saturday so there will be a huge crowd getting behind us, helping us get stuck in.”

Saxons will wear a special pink kit for the ladies match which sees money being raised for breast cancer awareness charities.

A pre-match lunch is also being held and has already sold out.

In Regional One South East this weekend, second from bottom Rochford Hundred head to fourth placed Letchworth Garden City and bottom of the table Westcliff go to fifth placed Shelford.