November has hardly been the most auspicious of months for us at Biggleswade United, and we urgently need to get back to winning ways if we are to get our season back on track.
First things first however, and while just one point out of nine in the league and elimination from the FA Vase doesn’t make for the cheeriest set of statistics in the world we would be wise at this point to put things into some kind of perspective and, above all, not to panic.
Lest we forget, after 13 games last season we had just eight points and two victories to look back on in the league, while this time around we already have 19 points in the bag and between two and seven games in hand on our opponents.
A bad run in the league has certainly dented our confidence but it’s times like these when all our squad needs to demonstrate what they are made of, commit fully to training and work hard to ensure that this recent loss of form is no more than a blip. This season we are a much better side than we were last time around. The improvement is there for all to see but what we need is a return of that belief and a greater focus on the job in hand.
Much of football is about confidence and I know that we have the players in our squad capable of turning things around in December, when we play four league matches as well as a last 16 tie against Southall in the League Challenge Trophy.
Twelve points and a place and in a quarter final would be the perfect springboard from which to launch our 2017 campaign.
It was always going to be difficult for us against a free-scoring Wembley side who prior to Saturday’s game had already found the net on fewer than 52 occasions in the league and injuries and absences in defence were only ever going to guarantee an uphill struggle against what is almost certainly the deadliest strike force in the league.
Hopefully we will soon be welcoming players back to strengthen our side but in the meantime rest assured that there will be no knee-jerk reaction and we will carry on focused on our project here at the club.
Back to business and next up is a vital match against Homer Green one place below us in the table having played two games more. Victory is vital; come and help us to achieve it.
See you there.