Biggleswade FC boss Dave Northfield - We're ready for season defining games
PUBLISHED: 13:28 21 November 2018 | UPDATED: 13:29 21 November 2018
Biggleswade FC boss Dave Northfield says his side are up to the challenge of a crucial period at Langford Road.
FC restarted their searing Spartan South Midlands Premier form with a 4-1 win against struggling Harpenden Town on Saturday, after a 21 day break from league action.
Goals from Alex Marsh, Matty Richardson, Tom Cookman and Ryan Inskip helped to build some goal-scoring momentum ahead of five crucial games against top six sides Arlesey Town, back-to-back clashes with league leaders Tring Athletic, Hadley and Biggleswade United.
Speaking to CometSport, Northfield said: “These are the periods I’m in football for, it will define the season.
“It means by Christmas we’ll know whether we’ll be up there at the end of the season. If we come through with only one defeat, I’d be confident enough to say we’ll be fighting for the title at the end of the season.
“The squad are capable of rising to it, if they weren’t we wouldn’t be where we are.
“You always need your big players to step up but we need to step up as a squad. We’re going in confident but we know it can all unravel quickly. You couldn’t give us a tougher run.”
First they face a Bedfordshire derby against Arlesey on Saturday, before travelling to Tring in the FA Vase First Round Proper, a week before the league clash with the Hertfordshire club leading the step five division.
Arlesey have lost twice in their seven away games this campaign, and have won all of their last four games. However, Northfield was satisfied his side were ready, after recovering from a ‘stutter’ in their performances.
The passionate Biggleswade-born boss said: “I was pleased because we’ve not been at our best for the last couple of games and we got back to normality on Saturday.
“We stepped up against Harpenden, who are having a tough time but we played the way we did at the start of the season.
“Arlesey is a big game, I watched them twice early in the season, they play some good stuff and they’re a good side.
“If we can go on a run we’d be in a great position, it’s a massive period.”