Biggleswade Town boss Chris Nunn reviews ‘healthy’ Waders’ season so far

PUBLISHED: 13:16 24 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:16 24 January 2018

Biggleswade Town manager Chris Nunn. Picture: Danny Loo

Biggleswade Town manager Chris Nunn. Picture: Danny Loo

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Biggleswade Town boss Chris Nunn is satisfied with ‘healthy’ Waders as he gives CometSport his review of the reason so far.

Hitchin Town FC V Biggleswade Town. Connor Hall for Biggleswade battles with Elliot Bailey for Hitchin Town.   Picture: Karyn Haddon. Hitchin Town FC V Biggleswade Town. Connor Hall for Biggleswade battles with Elliot Bailey for Hitchin Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

The Waders sit in mid-table with 17 Evo-Stik Southern League games remaining. They have the joint third best defensive record, conceding just 32 goals in 29 games.

Speaking to CometSport, Nunn said: “We’re doing ok. We’re in a healthy position and we’re never worried about getting relegated.

“We’re always looking to push up the league but this year in particular the top teams are very good. However we normally do better in the second half of the season.

“I was disappointed that we didn’t do better in the FA Cup or FA Trophy, we went out to two good sides in East Thurrock United and Wingate and Finchley.

Hitchin Town FC V Biggleswade Town - Connor Hall in action for Biggleswade Town.


Picture: Karyn Haddon. Hitchin Town FC V Biggleswade Town - Connor Hall in action for Biggleswade Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

“We’re not full of big names but we’ve got good players like Connor Hall, whose been exceptional. He’s had interest from other clubs yet he’s been loyal to us, which is great.”

The Waders began the season in searing form, with an eight game unbeaten streak starting after a opening day defeat to Chesham United. However, injuries took their toll and Nunn’s side embarked on a seven game winless streak, starting in mid September and ending in mid November.

The last of those seven games was a 0-0 draw with St Neots Town, a result Nunn credited as a turning point, as before then they had ‘looked a poor side.’ The end of the run was also marked by the signing of Liam Brooks from Hitchin. The striker was free-scoring upon arrival and was pivotal in lifting the Waders out of a rut.

With players returning from injury, Biggleswade have lost three and won five of their last 13 league games, dating back to the St Neots draw. The run included wins against Hitchin Town, Nunn’s highlight so far, and a 4-0 thumping of Tiverton Town.

Despite their fantastic defensive record, the Waders have scored 34 times, the least goals out of every side outside the bottom two.

Nunn said: “Scoring goals has been our problem. We’re trying to address it by being more open and finding a better balance.

“Not being clinical enough can cost you come the end of the season. I’d like to bring in an attacker to help us in that area.”

After home games against Slough and Hereford were called off due to a waterlogged pitch, the Waders travel to league leaders Kettering Town for their first game in two weeks on Saturday.

Nunn said: “The fan-base and history of the club tells you all you need to know. Their supporters are very demanding and they expect to win every game. They’ll especially expect to beat Biggleswade Town.

“If we can get any positive result I’ll be pleased, but we’ll play for a win. We know it’s going to be tough but we’ve got to make it hard for them.

“The postponing of games has given us a chance to revamp our set plays and work on some things.”

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