Biggleswade Town’s mystery keeper twist sees plot thicken on Waders saga
PUBLISHED: 22:56 10 April 2018 | UPDATED: 22:56 10 April 2018
In the latest twist to the now famous Biggleswade Town goalkeeping crisis, which has now made national news, their third-choice keeper, who the club believed had returned to Poland, said he had never been there in his life.
The mystery keeper Boris Dubiki then revealed himself on Twitter, saying he was in Hertfordshire and accused the Waders of misleading the Southern League before bizarrely refusing to play for them.
Nunn has been forced to start captain, and winger, Craig Daniel in goal for 1-1 draws against Gosport Borough and Banbury United, with Liam Gooch out with a broken hand, Sam Donkin out with a shoulder injury and a Dubiki rumoured to be in the Eastern European country.
Waders boss Chris Nunn admitted the Waders’ goalkeeping crisis had ‘spiralled out of control’.
Speaking to CometSport, Nunn explained: “In the summer Boris was told he wasn’t good enough and we should have cancelled his registration, we didn’t.
“He played off the bench a couple of times in pre-season, then got a groin injury and missed some training sessions.
“He wasn’t getting in the team and we asked him to go and play some games somewhere else, get some experience. He might have been good enough for this level in a few year’s time.
“He’s made the most out of it to get into the newspaper but he’s certainly not going to make headlines on the pitch.”
Nunn denied Dubiki’s claim Biggleswade had mislead the Southern League on his whereabouts, with the Waders informing the league with updates on the situation.
Having already done so for Gooch, the Waders are now providing additional proof to the league of Donkin’s shoulder injury, which Nunn said puts him out of action for a minimum of six weeks, after the leauge initially barred the Waders’ request to make an emergency signing outside of the March 22nd registration deadline.
Nunn said he is looking to sign a youth team keeper to fill in for the remainder of the Evo-Stik Southern Premier season.
However, Daniel has delighted Nunn with his performances between the sticks in the last two games.
Nunn added: “Craig’s done fantastic, he’s pulled off a couple of good saves. We’re in good form and we’re doing well, it’s not affecting us in the dressing room.
“There’s certainly been a spring in the lads step since it’s happened. We are working to our fullest to protect Craig in goal.
“It’s been frustrating but the boys have delivered really well and Saturday was as good as we’ve played for a long time.
“Banbury is one of the hardest places to go in the league, so to go there and get a draw without a recognised goalkeeper and without Gavin Hoyte was a brilliant performance.”
The Waders are scheduled to play six games in the next two weeks after a constant stream of postponed matches this winter due to waterlogged pitches.
Daniel may yet wear the Waders’ purple goalkeeper kit for all of those games, but Nunn said: ‘we’re still trying.’