Failing to make the most of our first half chances meant that our five match winning run came to an end when we were held to a goalless draw by London Tigers on Tuesday night..
But not even the dropping of two points can take away from what has been an extremely pleasing week for everyone at the club and with the two teams immediately above us (Tring Athletic and Wembley) both losing on the same night it was certainly more a case of one point gained rather than two lost.
Our performance against Hertford was simply superb and indicative of how much progress we have made. A fantastic goal from Nick Elliott plus a bizarre own goal was enough to earn us victory, but what was most pleasing was the maturity we showed as we absorbed pressure and dealt with everything that was thrown at us, particularly in the second half.
I don’t normally like to single out individuals, especially following such a superb team effort, but it was wonderful to see Ashley Grinham put in such a great shift at right back specially after struggling so much with injuries recently.
Jayden Irish was excellent in the holding midfield role while Charlie Joy seems to have taken on board his new role as striker, while at the back Kane Farrell, James Cooper and Lee Bilcock were solid as a rock.
But I have always maintained that Biggleswade United is not about any one person or player, nor any one team, but rather about the whole club, and what probably pleased me more than just about anything else was the our Under 17 side’s first victory since they were set up.
We have recently strengthened our side with the loaning of a number of players from Hitchin Town and with the addition to the coaching staff of the calming influence that is Keith Castle it is already looking like this first win could very much be a turnng point in the side’s fortunes. I couldn’t be prouder.
Likewise with club captain, Martin Russell, who hasn’t had too much playing time lately and led from the front when he played for the Under 23s in their 3-1 victory against Holmer Green, a game incidentally that also saw under 17 captain George Boyd come on for the team.
This is precisely the road we want to be heading down.
Next up are third placed Cockfosters who visit Second Meadow tomorrow (Sat 3pm) in what will be a ‘Pay What You Like’ match. This will be the first of three successive home league games with Oxhey Jets the opponents on Tuesday night (ko 7.45pm).
See you there