Wow, what a night, what a final and what a shame!!
But bravo to our under 16 girls side who came so close to bringing home the league cup trophy in their final against Tattenhoe on Wednesday night.
Despite trailing 3-1 they fought back to 3-3, then fell behind again before another equaliser made it 4-4 and took the match to a penalty shoot out that they lost 2-1.
The defeat, as painful as it is now, is something they will learn from. They will come back from this disappointment better, stronger; I am so proud of every one of them and their magnificent coaching team of Fran Constancio, Matt Burgess and Phil Smailes.
Next up are our under 18 youth side that will contest the Beds County Challenge Cup final against Biggleswade Town on March 25, further evidence of the steady and consistent progress being made by our Academy.
With ten more league games and 30 points to be contested where we finish our current campaign is very much in our own hands. Last season we finished ninth on 68 points although that was over 42 games, while this season with the folding of Sun Sports we will only play 40.
We are currently on 42 points and I would love for us to finish on around 65, which could be enough to take us above the eighth place we are currently occupying.
It would also be nice to pick up a bit of silverware for our clubhouse and I was really looking forward to our match against Potton United in the semi final of the North Beds Charity Cup scheduled for Tuesday night.
So much so in fact that despite the fact that I was working in Manchester meeting up with all the Sevilla directors and media, I turned down the chance to go to their Champions League match against United only to learn as I was about halfway between Manchester and Potton that our game had been postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.
The match will now have to be re-arranged but in the meantime I am beginning to lose count of how many games we have lost to the weather so far this season.
Still, onwards and upwards and next up is an away match tomorrow (Sat ko 3pm) against a Welwyn Garden City side that are two points off the top of the table but with five games in hand on top placed Berkhamsted.
The Hertfordshire side are well-deserved champions in waiting having dropped just seven points out of a possible 75 this season. In the league they have lost just once…. to us!!
Needless to say they will be keen to make amends for their one defeat while we, of course, will be desperate to be not just the only side to beat them in the league this year, but to do it twice.
I can’t wait. See you there