After a 12 game unbeaten run the omens were always there that it was going to be an unlucky 13th, and so it proved when we went down by the only goal of the game against Sun Sports following a luck lustre performance.
Before the game we were presented with the team of the month for our unbeaten February campaign although our display offered scant justification for it, as hadn’t our similarly, unimpressive, scrappy win over Crawley Green the week before.
But this is a strange game and while in the first half against St Margaretsbury we simply carried on where we had left off from our two previous matches, we were unrecognisable as the same team in the second period and although we had to settle for a share of the spoils following a scoreless draw, we did more than enough to the three points.
Fluid attacks down the flanks, defensive solidity linked with great interplay from the whole side showed once again what we are capable of.
We had three clear chances, hit the post twice and looked like a side that had well and truly got its ‘mojo’ back. Hopefully we can carry on where we left off for all of this season’s remaining games.
Meanwhile our under 15 girls lost 0-1 to Kempston Rovers in the semi final of the development cup last weekend, an experience that hopefully they will remember and one that will set them in good stead for the future
We are now entering that phase of the season when preparations for out next campaign get underway. As ever we have a constant battle to find the very best training facilities we possibly can for all of our sides and while I won’t pretend it’s easy, we will continue to speak with all schools, colleges, authorities, and anyone and everyone in the area who we can work with us to take this club forward.
Interest in our project continues unabated. In the past few weeks we have been visited by representatives of the Royal Bank of Canada and also from Automatic TV, all of who have expressed an interest in working with us and it is always good to welcome new people on board with whom we can build a mutually beneficial partnership.
I never cease to be amazed at the power and influence of social media and even as I was leaving the Etihad stadium in Manchester the other week I was stopped by some fans that wanted to speak, not about the likes of Messi, Ronaldo or even their own club but about my involvement with Biggleswade United. Long may it continue.
We also have building plans in place to improve some of the facilities at Second Meadow so we will need to raise money and sponsorship to pay for that, and as ever we will be seeking the help of all of those magnificent volunteers prepared to put their shoulders to the wheels to help us.
But before then we have some football to play starting with tomorrow (Sat) when we renew acquaintances with St Margaretsbury for the away league fixture (kick off 3pm) before we visit Hoddesdon on Tuesday night (K.0. 7:45).
See you there