At the time of writing we don’t know what the outcome of Thursday night’s match against Potton United in the semi-final of the North Beds Charity Cup – but here’s hoping.

Despite being a level above our rivals we will have had to have played at our best to see off the challenge of our opponents who are currently enjoying a rich vein of form and sit in second place in the United Counties League first division.

What is certain is that we will have needed to perform considerably better than we did against Welwyn Garden City last weekend where we looked a shadow of the side that had previously inflicted the only defeat of the season on a team that, although two points off top spot, have five games in hand and look destined to run away with the league this season.

Conditions were far from perfect, although that’s hardly an excuse because they were exactly the same for both sides.

For a long time it didn’t look like the game was going to take place but unfortunately, for us, it did and we ended up shipping six goals in an extremely poor display from everyone involved that saw us limp away following a 6-1 reversal.

What it showed once again is that we have to try to create a team that can perform all the time at a consistent level. We – and by we – I mean all of us, including myself, need to be able to react better to what ever we are confronted with during the course of a season if we want to compete for top honours in this league.

I don’t know how long this will take us but our idea is to win this league and we will not be deflected from this aim.

Meanwhile what hasn’t changed is that, whether or not we won last night, we still have things to play for and targets to chase between now and the end of the season including as high a league finish and points tally as possible. We owe it to the fans, sponsors, volunteers but most of all, to ourselves.

And it’s not all doom and gloom. This Sunday at Langford FC  (kick off 2.00pm) our Under 18 side go in search of a trophy when they face Biggleswade Town in the Beds County Cup Final. It will be a fantastic boost if we can put one over our town rival and bring the cup back to Second Meadow. Please come along to support our youngsters.

It is sides like our Under 18s, a fantastic group of committed players with the right attitude and a united approach, alongside our ever growing Academy that show us just where the future of the club lies.

We wish them well.

Meanwhile it’s back to league business for the first team who tomorrow (Sat ko 3pm) welcome an Oxhey Jets side that will be doing the very best best they possibly can to pull clear of the relegation areas and then on Tuesday (ko 7,45pm) we visit current league leaders Berkhamsted who have lost just once at home in the league this season.

See you there.