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Canterbury secured an important win over Southend on Saturday, running in eight tries in a 51-14 victory at Merton Lane to end a five-game losing streak.
The victory took the city club up to ninth in National 2 South and seven points ahead of the third-bottom Essex side.
Martyn Beaumont scored four tries, the first of which came after just four minutes.
Winger Ricky Mackintosh stormed away for the second score and it was 15-0 12 minutes later when Kwaku Asiedu finished off good work from Beaumont and Dave Devlin-Jones.
The visitors did register a converted try shortly before the break but a minute after the interval, Scott Browne gave Canterbury breathing space with a penalty and soon after, Alex Veale secured the bonus point with the side's fourth try.
A catch-and-drive from prop Ruairi McLeod, his first for the club, extended the lead but the visitors replied with a try on the counter attack.
Almost immediately the city club sent the ball wide and Beaumont went over for his second try.
Beaumont then burst through with a 50 metre run for a stunning try and went even further for his fourth in the dying seconds when a Southend pass was intercepted five metres from the Canterbury line and Beaumont raced the length of the pitch to score.
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