A thumping 5-1 away victory against last season’s champions was followed on Tuesday night by another disappointing cup exit to Tring, once again on penalties after the match all square at 2-2

Our victory at London Colney in no way flattered us and there were also many good things to take from our Dudley Latham Premier Division cup exit where we more than matched our opponents and where our performance probably deserved a better outcome.

The introduction of Claudio Ofuso, just 18-years-old and on loan from Stevenage shows that for the first time in quite a while there is serious competition for places up front, although it was the return of our shyness in front of goal after creating a host of chances that ultimately cost us at Tring.

Claudio’s eagerness to take the penalty that earned the last gasp draw that ironically took us into a penalty shoot was great to see from the youngster and bodes well for the future.

We never want to lose any game we ever play in but now, at least, we can concentrate all our efforts on the league and FA Vase competitions which have always been our main objectives this season.

It is said that the longest of journeys begin with the smallest of steps and make no mistake this is a long journey we have embarked on with Biggleswade United. It’s about commitment, continuity and determination and above all what we need is the backing of local businesses, either financial, or with support in kind, to help us progress

We also need all the volunteers we can muster to assist with just about everything that is involved with the running of a football club and we are currently speaking with the University College of Football Business which is based at Wembley to try to find students prepared to work along side us to help us to progress our business model while simultaneously helping them gain valuable business experience in the real world.

There is much to do and thinking of new ways to raise more funds to finance necessary expenses like, kits, pitches, referees etc is always at the top of our agenda. We receive money from subscriptions to our sides, and thank God we do because we couldn’t survive without it, but in reality it is not enough to cover the total amount we need to keep going.

Our presence and profile on the social networks is the envy of many other bigger and more prestigious clubs and we now need to turn that public awareness into either hard cash or practical support.

On a cheery note we have more additions to our Wall of Fame in the clubhouse with shirts being held aloft by the likes of current stars like Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Mauricio Pochettino pictured along former names like Emile Heskey, David James and Ronaldinho. Sincerest thanks to them.

And now it’s back to league business with two home games on the bounce starting with Crawley Green tomorrow (Sat ko 3pm) and local rivals, Stotfold on Tuesday night (ko 7.45pm).

See you there