Fullerians recorded their fourth win of the season in London 1 North with a narrow 35-32 victory over Southend Saxons.

James Maher, Liam Boyd, Curtis Woodham and Dan Evans scored the tries for Fullers, with Evans increasing his tally through conversions and penalties.

Fullers initially started slowly but grew in confidence as the game went on, and they took the lead when strong running from Maher allowed him to go over, with Evans hitting the first of his conversions to cap a strong start.

The home side extended their lead soon after when Southend were caught offside, and Evans calmly kicked in from in front of the posts.

This prompted a response from the visitors and, after Fullers missed a lineout on the halfway line, the Southend number eight caught everyone unaware with a wonderful turn of pace to score in the corner.

Another try from the away side saw them take a slender lead, but Boyd crashed over for Fullers to restore the advantage, with Evans converting to make sure their lead was intact at the break.

Fullers had the wind to their advantage in the second half and used this, coupled with their excellent passing to create gaps that Woodham exploited with his pace to score in the corner, and Evans converted a wonderful kick right on the touchline.

Southend edged back into the game with another well-worked try, but a penalty from Evans kept Fullers’ noses in front after the visitors were penalised for a high tackle.

The final score of the game saw some great interplay between Fullers’ forwards and backs, and Evans was on hand to walk over the line and seal the bonus point win.

Fullers’ next game sees them travel to fourth-placed H.A.C. on Saturday, February 16.