On what was probably our biggest night of the season so far we managed to put on our best performance to date.
We certainly hit the floor running going two up with less than half an hour played before an excellent finish from Simen Moller just five minutes into the second half allayed any fears we might have harboured about a Baldock Town comeback.
Three goals to the good, we played a more containing game, looking for the counter as a gallant Baldock Town huffed and puffed as they tried without success to get back into the game.
There were so much to be pleased about from this performance especially coming as it does on the back of two defeats in the league. It was great to see Charlie Black following a long lay off with injury putting in an excellent performance in midfield, with his goal – our second – the icing on the cake for him.
It took us just 11 minutes to get off the mark thanks to a goal from David Iwediuno although the goal of the night was certainly Simen’s superb second half strike.
There were so many positives to take from the game not least a crowd of over 300 there to cheer on the team. A lot of the players from our other sides went from training straight to the game to add their support, including most of the coaches who were there talking football with each other.
It was wonderful to see and a perfect example of just how you build a club. We had volunteers helping out on behind the bar and on the turnstiles and for the first time that I can remember people actually queueing to buy a drink; we even committed the unforgivable sin of running out of hot dogs.
There was a buzz, a perfect atmosphere and totally apparent that all the hard work being put by our coaching staff is beginning to bear fruit.
But before we get above ourselves we need to realise that we still have a long way to go. We are nowhere near yet where we went to finish although we are definitely heading in the right direction.
Two targets remain until the end of the season, namely a fourth place finish in the league and following Tuesday night’s semi final win, victory in the final of the North Beds Charity Cup against the old enemy Stotfold who we meet in on May 2 at Langford in what will be the last action of this campaign.
Fourth would be the perfect platform from which to build on for the next season and we need to get our league campaign back on track approaching it as we do on the back of two defeats.
We are also currently looking for new coaches to join us and we looking to increase the size of our Academy with the addition of two or three more teams. As always much will depend on how successful we will be in obtain the facilities we will need to accommodate new sides. The lack of sufficient facilities in the area continues to be is a constant yoke around our necks but we will not allow it to prevent us from continuing to try to grow. We will prevail.
Tomorrow (Sat k.o. 3pm) we have a cup final dress rehearsal when we entertain Stotfold and then on Tuesday 97;45pm) we travel to Leighton Town. In total we face five league games over a two week period; five ‘cup finals’ before the actual final against Stotfold.
Come on lads , one last push. Let’s go for it.
See you there.