Biggleswade FC boss Dave Northfield hails hat-trick hero Alex Marsh after 3-0 Edgware Town win
PUBLISHED: 12:58 09 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:26 09 October 2018
Biggleswade FC boss Dave Northfield has hailed hat-trick hero Alex Marsh after the Langford Road side’s 3-0 victory over Edgware Town on Saturday.
The league leaders extended their winning streak - which saw them win all their Spartan South Midlands league games in September - to seven games in a row on Saturday.
Marsh is a threat from a variety of attacking roles, and his triple - including two first-half strikes and a cheeky ‘panenka’ penalty - making it 12 goals in three games for FC.
Speaking to CometSport, boss Northfield said: “He’s really playing well and he works his socks off all game.
“Alex has been approached by teams one step higher but he’s enjoying playing with us.
“While we’re doing well, the players think they can go up the leagues with us.
“Our front line are all different, we haven’t got one main goalscorer. Teams aren’t coming and targeting Alex because sides have to worry about more than one of us.”
FC are only one point clear of Tring Athletic at the top of the league, but the two sides have pulled away from the rest, lying 10-points ahead of third place Arlesey Town.
Last term the young club finished 5th, 27 points behind title winners Welwyn Garden City. Despite significantly bolstering his squad, Northfield has admitted he wasn’t expecting his side’s early lead in only their third season as a club.
The Biggleswade-born boss added: “I’m massively surprised at where we are.
“Last year Welwyn won and they got over the line in tight games, they’d get last minute winners and late equalisers. At the moment we’re doing the same.
“Last year we weren’t as strong defensively and we’re not as naive. We would dominate games last year and still lose them.
“We were nowhere near our best (on Saturday) and lost our way a bit in the second-half, but we’re getting results. The clean sheet was the best bit.”
On Saturday, Biggleswade face Edgware again in the league, this time at the North Londoner’s Silver Jubilee Park - which boasts a 3G pitch.
The Wares have won three games this season to FC’s 10, and are three games without a win at step five.