Eton Manor preserved their unbeaten start to the London 1 North season while ending that of Southend Saxons with a 37-19 home win on Saturday.

Jake Campey ran in a brace while Elliot Brown, Robb Falls and Cameron Dutch also scored tries, and three of those were converted by Dutch who also kicked in two penalties to rack up an impressive score.

Manor rung the changes once more due to injury and unavailability, and one of those changes, Campey making his debut, profited from Ryan Lee’s surging run through the Southend defence when the ball was moved out to him on the wing and he cut back inside before darting over the line for his first Manor try, which was calmly converted by Dutch.

Dutch was on the scoresheet again soon after when Ollie Waugh won a penalty close to the line, kicking in coolly to make it 10-0 after 25 minutes.

A further seven-point score was added before the break when Brown intercepted a pass just inside Southend’s half and set off on a long sprint for the line, which ended with him going under the posts before a further conversion from Dutch.

After the hosts had held their own for the first half, they were quickly reminded to keep their concentration in the second when Southend went over for their first try of the game only five minutes in – the conversion was missed but the five points was a reminder that Manor had to stay alert.

Manor regrouped well and rode a few waves of pressure from Southend before going back on the attack themselves, adding a further five to their tally when Campey went on a jinking run and dotted it down over the line. Dutch’s conversion was held up in the wind, leaving the score at 22-5.

That lead was extended further after midway through the second half as Dutch reacted quickest to a spilled ball to dart over the line for Manor’s bonus point try, and the successful conversion increased his side’s tally to 29.

The large deficit between the two side now meant that Manor could afford to relax slightly, but Southend once again reminded them to not lose their concentration fully when a converted try cut the deficit to 29-12.

Straight from the restart though, Manor went on the hunt for more points and they were duly rewarded. Jamie Millais was brought down short of the line to win a penalty, and Dutch kicked in to add a further three.

As the game reached its closing stages and with both teams tiring, there was gaps in both defences. Southend were the first to make the most of it, scoring their third and final try of the game to reduce the deficit further to 32-19.

There was to be one final score though as Falls picked up a loose ball before cantering over the line from 15 metres. Dutch couldn’t add the two extra points, but Manor still ended with a comprehensive 37-19 win.

Next up for the side is a trip to bottom side Ruislip, who have lost four games out of four so far. Kick off is at 3.00pm this Saturday.