Biggleswade Town boss Chris Nunn on poor league form: ‘Something is missing’

PUBLISHED: 14:55 13 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:55 13 November 2017

Biggleswade Town boss Chris Nunn

Biggleswade Town boss Chris Nunn

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Biggleswade Town boss Chris Nunn says ‘something is missing’ after the Waders 2-0 defeat to Basingstoke Town on Saturday.

Nunn’s side slumped back to their poor league form with another loss away from home, after their positive showing in their 2-1 win over Cambridge City in the BigFreeBet Challenge Cup.

The result means Biggleswade have now picked up a single point from the last 15 on offer across their last five Evo Stik Southern Premier league games, the second worst record in the league, with only bottom side Gosport Borough faring worse.

Speaking to CometSport, boss Nunn said: “We look a really poor side. Individual mistakes are costing us.

“We started the game well but there’s no getting around the fact that our keeper Liam (Gooch) made an error for the first goal.”

“The confidence is really low in the side but we’ve got to keep working.

“We’re getting some important players back from injury now so we’re getting close to having the side we want out on the pitch.

“But it’s not just down to the players and changing the formations around, I’ve got to get more out of the my team.”

Goals from Sam Smart and Callum Bunting sealed a win for Basingstoke in a dominating performance, allowing Biggleswade only one shot on target.

The unfortunate Gooch dropped the ball after it was headed back to him by defender Lucas Perry. It was a straightforward catch, but he spilled the ball, allowing Smart to pounce for an easy finish after 11 minutes.

Despite the error, Gooch showed character by atoning for his clanger to a certain extent by making a number of good saves throughout the match to limit the damage, including tipping a fierce Bunting strike over the bar late in the game.

Biggleswade were 1-0 down at half time and with work to do to get back into the game. After 52 minutes Basingstoke distanced themselves from the Waders when Bunting volleyed into the bottom corner for 2-0.

Biggleswade made a flying start to the season, winning six times in nine games in all competitions but since then their form has got gradually worse, leaving them 16th out of 24 teams in the division.

Nunn said: “We’re not a side that expect to be challenging for the league, we knew we were over-achieving at the start of the season.

“We don’t have the squad of some of the other sides in this league”

Before the game, a two minutes silence was held in honour of remembrance day at the Camrose stadium, honouring those that gave their lives in the First World War.

Nunn praised everyone concerned with the impeccably observed memorial to The Fallen silence adding: “The silence really puts things into perspective. “We’re just doing our hobby and you realise during those two minutes that people gave their lives. Football isn’t life or death.”

The Waders host Kings Langley on Saturday, previewing the game Nunn said: “It’s a must win, we need to start getting some form back so it’s important that we win.”

Kings Langley are nine points behind the Waders in the league, but have four points in their last five games, meaning it should be an evenly matched tie. But first Nunn’s side take on St Ives Town in a derby match on Tuesday night, on which Nunn said: “St Ives are flying at the moment so I’m expecting a tough game and a real test.”

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