It was always going to be a matter of time before our unbeaten run came to an end and defeat

against Hoddesdon on Tuesday night (2-1) saw us finish the wrong end of the scoreline at the end of 90 minutes for the first time in ten games.

Discounting our penalty shoot out loss against Kempston Rovers in the League Cup you have to go back to September 14 when we lost 2-1 at Welwyn Garden City to find the last time we finished on the losing side.

While  it’s fairly safe to say that our main priorities this year will certainly be concentrated around the league and the FA Vase, we certainly don’t enjoy losing any game we play and competitions like the Dudley Latham Memorial Cup give us the chance to blood youngsters from our Under 23 side into the first team.

Once again, despite the defeat,  they stepped up to the plate and we are now seeing players from our second side regularly  hammering on the first team door, something which bodes well for the future and that is due in no small part to the excellent efforts of coaches Alfie Long and Joan Garzon.

Off the pitch we  continue to grab the headlines with a magnificent spread in the French magazine, L’Equipe and we were also recently talking about our football philosophy and plans for the future on FAN TV.

One of our sponsors, Innovation On Site have also agreed to sponsor the framing of the Messi signing of the Biggleswade United shirt picture and all in all things are all heading in the right direction.

We also learned this week that our next opponents in the FA Vase will be our fellow league competitiors Sun Sports who will visit Second Meadow on November 12 to play for a place in the third round of this prestigious national competition.

But before then  we’ve got some catching up do in the league.

Hertford Town are our guests tomorrow (Sat 3pm) and they come to Second Meadow on the back of just one defeat in the league this season suffered back in September and with just five points dropped out of a possible 27.

They did however come off second best last weekend exiting the FA Vase 2-1 at the hand of Essex Senior League side, Wadham Lodge and will no doubt be keen to try to return to winning ways.

Victory will put us just two points behind them and almost certainly lift us right up to where we want to be which is towards the top of the table.

See you there.

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