SOUTHEND Saxons made it three wins out of three with a 37-19 victory against Thurrock at Warners Bridge.
The triumph saw Southend move up to second in the Regional Two Anglia standings and pleased director of rugby Josh Ward.
“It’s a bonus point win and that’s what we wanted,” said Ward.
“We didn’t play the greatest rugby at times but it’s a mental challenge, especially against them as they’re very, very physical.
“There was a bit of niggle throughout but importantly when opportunities arose we executed them well.
“It’s a bonus point win and we’ll move on.”
Tom Day, Matt Bevan, Tom Ramsey, Jack Buckley and Steven Walker all scored tries for Southend.
Southend: Ramsey, MacVeigh, Smith, Nagy, Day, Lloyd, Inwood, Reeman, Mowle, Holliday, Newton, O’Kill, Walker, Buckley, Whatling.
Replacements: Bevan, Morrison & Justice.