Baldock Town boss Luke Gregson enjoying the challenge in South Midlands Premier

PUBLISHED: 15:59 12 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:59 12 September 2018

Biggleswade United V Baldock Town - Luke Gregson manager Baldock Town.


Picture: Karyn Haddon

Biggleswade United V Baldock Town - Luke Gregson manager Baldock Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Baldock Town boss Luke Gregson says he is relishing the task of adapting to the Spartan South Midlands Premier, after the Reds earned an battling point and 1-1 draw with Biggleswade United on Saturday.

Biggleswade United V Baldock Town - Baldock Town celebrate 1-0.


Picture: Karyn HaddonBiggleswade United V Baldock Town - Baldock Town celebrate 1-0. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Reds have gone three league games unbeaten after holding United - recovering from back-to-back defeats at the start of their first step-five season.

Kim Forsythe’s early goal at Second Meadow was matched by the United’s Dave Parkinson’s finish in a end-to-end encounter.

Speaking to CometSport, boss Gregson said: “I’m over the moon with our progress.

“We’re all learning, including myself. Everyone is enjoying the challenge and doing a great job. As long as they keep giving me their all I’m happy.

Biggleswade United V Baldock Town - Baldock Town celebrate 1-0.


Picture: Karyn HaddonBiggleswade United V Baldock Town - Baldock Town celebrate 1-0. Picture: Karyn Haddon

“I think we’ve got the quality but we need to keep competing and be hard to beat.

“We’re starting to find our feet and when we do we’ll give anyone a game.”

Baldock opened the scoring after 15-minutes, when an awkward punt through the centre wasn’t dealt with by the home side, and Forsythe nipped between the defenders to expertly lob Ollie Leslie for 1-0.

Baldock contained United well in the fast-paced match, though both sides had chances either side of the break.

Biggleswade United V Baldock Town .


Picture: Karyn HaddonBiggleswade United V Baldock Town . Picture: Karyn Haddon

But a 20-minute period after the restart saw until United take control, hit the post and equalise after 53-minutes. Parkinson picked the ball up midway through the hosts half and was able to charge through on the counter-attack, into the box and slot under Adam Harper to level.

The Reds regained their composure and forced chances late on, but couldn’t find the winner.

Gregson said: “Biggleswade want to play it out from the back so we set out to force them to go long and put pressure on their defence. First half we did that superbly.

“We’re working really hard but you can see the step up from last year. We’ve been punished when we’ve been under pressure this year which didn’t happen last season.

Biggleswade United V Baldock Town - Sam Holmes for Biggleswade United battles with Myles Lee for Baldock Town.


Picture: Karyn HaddonBiggleswade United V Baldock Town - Sam Holmes for Biggleswade United battles with Myles Lee for Baldock Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon

“We don’t know the league so we’re going in blind, we don’t know how teams play.

“Overall I feel we shaded it but it’s decent to get a draw there.”

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