With just seven games to play and a ten point lead over fifth place, a top-four finish – our best ever – is looking more and more likely with each passing match.
But we can’t even begin to contemplate taking our foot off the gas as we travel to North Greenford United tomorrow (Sat) looking to continue the form that has seen us win three matches in a row, scoring ten goals in the process.
And a win would certainly put us in the right frame of mind for our North Bedfordshire Charity Cup semi-final match when local adversaries Biggleswade FC call into Second Meadow next Tuesday night (KO: 7.45pm).
The chance to lift the trophy in the final against Ampthill Town would be the icing on the cake after what has been a wonderful campaign for our first team.
It has certainly been an excellent season for Biggleswade FC and if they continue the momentum that could see them go on to take the title, here at Biggleswade United we will be the first to offer our congratulations.
But make no mistake, we fully intend to keep the pressure on them right up until the very last minute of the season as we go in search of the highest possible league finish.
Our Under-23 reserve side was in a similar boat when they faced Shefford Town and Campton Reserves in the semi-final of the East Bedfordshire Charity Cup on Wednesday night at Second Meadow in search of a place in the final to be played against Henlow at Langford on April 26.
Unfortunately, on this occasion, they came up short losing 3-1 although they will have hopefully learnt from the experience. Improved performances and the competitiveness shown by our Under-23s throughout the season bodes well for all of us here at Biggleswade United and are a tribute to the efforts and commitment of both the players and their coach, Nyasha Segwete, who seems to have taken to the world of coaching like the proverbial duck to water.
Our reserve side is primarily a learning ground for many of its players who aspire to play for the first team. Here at Biggleswade United we do not have the money available that will enable us to entice the top players at that level to Second Meadow and the fact is that, even if we did, I am not convinced that buying your way to success with the addition of those who play for lucre rather than for love is the way to go.
Our preferred route is via an Academy and the younger sides that we have put in place with a view to building an infrastructure based on a solid foundations that can generate success on a basis that is as financially viable as it is organic and this will require time, patience, commitment and the efforts and support of everyone.
To that end I would ask the people out there – perhaps those recently retired who are looking for a project to become involved with – to consider joining us and helping to make a difference with whatever talents they happen to be proficient in, be they artisans or accountants, builders or barristers. You can contact us at email@example.com