Balauge: Mixed results sum up ‘roller coaster of a season’ for Biggleswade United

Guillem Balague
Guillem Balague

Last week’s matches seem to sum up our roller coaster of a season with a slightly below par display at Oxhey Jets followed by a battling against the odds win at Holmer Green on Tuesday night.

All credit to our young depleted side for bouncing back from a 3-2 defeat on Saturday with a 3-1 victory against a higher placed Holmer Green.

With just four games to play – two at home, two away – we are now in the home straight of a season that will hopefully see us finish at least 10th or above which will be our highest ever league position.

No praise is too high for the level of commitment shown by the club’s players and coaches who give up their time – sometimes to their own financial detriment – to play for, and coach, our club.

Over the last month our side have played eight games, seven of them away from home.

This has involved some of our players and coaches either having to take time off from work to travel to matches, particularly during midweek, or rush from their jobs to wear the BUFC kit.

The words ‘thank you’ seem barely enough; my admiration knows no bounds; Gentlemen I salute you.

We are now less than three weeks away from our annual Awards night to be held at the George’s Hall Bar and Grill on Thursday, May 5 with special guests, Chelsea and Bosnia goalkeeper, Asmir Begovic and Sky Sports presenter, Kate Abdo, who will be presenting our Player of the Year award as our special guests in an evening to be hosted by yours truly.

We will also be holding an auction where among the items to go under the hammer will be Barcelona shirts signed by Xavi Hernandez and Leo Messi and a Real Madrid shirt signed by Gareth Bale, not to mention a copy of my biography on Pep Guardiola signed by me and the man himself.

We have about 100 tickets available for those who would like to attend at a cost of £15 to include a buffet meal and a free first drink. These can be obtained from the venue or direct from the club.

Trials for our academy sides are continuing and next Wednesday at Second Meadow the U7s to U9s will be there from 6 to 7pm and the U10s to U13s from 7.15 to 8.15. I hope you can make it!

Our qualified coaches will be there showing the children how they can have fun while learning at the same time.

Many thanks also to local primary schools in the Biggleswade who have emailed parents details of the trials. I’m sure this will be just the first step along the road that will see us work hand in hand for the sporting betterment of everyone in our local community.

Back to business and tomorrow (Sat) we welcome Harefield United to Second Meadow before making a third attempt at playing our away match at Hadley on Monday night (7.45pm). See you there.