Biggleswade Town boss Chris Nunn heaps praise on ‘outstanding’ Jack Bowen as Waders triumph 1-0 over Redditch United

PUBLISHED: 18:34 26 February 2018 | UPDATED: 18:34 26 February 2018

Biggleswade Town striker Jack Bowen wheels away roaring his delight after scoring. Credit: Martyn Haworth

Biggleswade Town striker Jack Bowen wheels away roaring his delight after scoring. Credit: Martyn Haworth

Martyn Haworth

Biggleswade Town boss Chris Nunn was delighted with a 1-0 victory in ‘must win’ Redditch United match on Saturday as the Waders boss lauded ‘outstanding’ Jack Bowen.

A delighted Biggleswade Town assistant, Craig 'Bully' Adams. Credit: Martyn Haworth A delighted Biggleswade Town assistant, Craig 'Bully' Adams. Credit: Martyn Haworth

The Waders ended a four game loss streak on Saturday as they made a good performance count for the first time this month. In their three Evo-Stik Southern Premier League narrow losses and one win in February, the Waders have conceded five and scored three, all against opposition higher in the league.

Striker Jack Bowen scored the winner after 39 minutes, the Waders’ summer signing eventually earning man of the match.

Speaking to CometSport, Waders boss Nunn said: “I thought he was outstanding, a constant threat. He worked his socks off.

“He started the season off really well for us and then got a really bad hamstring injury. He wasn’t showing the same form since returning but he took his goal really well on Saturday.

“With 10 minutes to go he’d given everything and I like that in players, I don’t like players to try to get to 90 minutes.

Biggleswade Town striker Jack Bowen wins a header in front of the Waders' bench against Redditch. Credit: Martyn Haworth Biggleswade Town striker Jack Bowen wins a header in front of the Waders' bench against Redditch. Credit: Martyn Haworth

“It (Bowen’s celebration) shows he cares, it shows how much that goal meant to him. People talk about what Vincent Kompany’s goal meant to him in the cup final, well there was very little difference in their celebrations. I really like him, he trains really well and there’s no one more pleased for him than me.”

After work had been done on the Langford Road pitch in midweek, the game kicked off with a freezing wind blowing over a much improved playing surface, which no doubt aided the Waders’ on-the-floor style.

It was a game of few chances until Bowen’s goal after 39 minutes. The Waders striker hitting a low shot past Ethan Ross for 1-0.

The Waders pressed early in the second half but their trend of failing to grab a second continued, and although the Green Army were kept nervous right to the end, the Waders walked away with all three points.

Nunn said: “It was a must win because I don’t think our performances have been that bad and we deserved the victory, I felt we were reasonably comfortable.

Biggleswade Town boss Chris Nunn encouraging the Waders. Credit: Martyn Haworth Biggleswade Town boss Chris Nunn encouraging the Waders. Credit: Martyn Haworth

“We’re still missing good chances to get the second but thankfully it didn’t bite us on the bum.

“It was very cold but you feel a bit warmer when you’re winning.”

The Waders boss was ‘very unhappy’ with his players’ attitudes in the previous week’s defeat to Farnborough, but was satisfied with an improvement this week.

“We had two really good training sessions in the week. I asked my management team before the game whether they thought we’d had a good week and if we’d got a good response from the players, and we all agreed we had.

“We had pizza delivered after the game and we tried to just be together and build on something, build a team spirit and get back on track.

“We’ve got to make sure in the final games of the season we fulfil our potential and climb up the table, we’re capable.”

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