Biggleswade Town boss Lee Allinson enjoys 'fantastic feeling' of opening day big win at Kings Lynn Town
PUBLISHED: 19:37 14 August 2018 | UPDATED: 19:37 14 August 2018
Biggleswade Town boss Lee Allinson enjoys 'fantastic feeling' of opening day victory as the Waders blast four past title favourites Kings Lynn Town.
Starting nine debutants and with new boss Allinson managing his first competitive game, the revamped Waders overhauled a stunned Kings Lynn to win 4-2 in Saturday’s opener.
Goals from Jonny McNamara, Pierre Joseph-Dubois, Liam Brooks and Connor Vincent cancelled out strikes from Michael Clunan and Ryan Fryatt as the visitors came from behind.
Speaking to CometSport, Allinson said: “It was a fantastic feeling when the final whistle went, we were outstanding.
“We knew what a hard task it would be, I think the team that finishes above Kings Lynn will be the team that wins it.
“I felt at 2-1 down it would be a real uphill task, I feared for us. Credit to the boys, they showed real character and great fitness levels.
“We’ve set a fantastic standard but it’s one game at a time.”
The whistle signalled the start of a new era for the Waders – for the first time in 12-years legendary boss Chris Nunn was absent. As his successor watched on, the era was kicked-off in style.
With 11-minutes gone, McNamara played a quick one-two with Brooks and the winger slotted cooly into the bottom left, leaving the Waders ahead at the break.
However, the visitors were punished for a drop in tempo at the restart. Clunan’s penalty following a Tom Smith foul, and Fryatt’s free-header from a corner turned the game around inside 10-minutes.
The Waders replied on 61 and 84 minutes. Brooks’ cross found Joseph-Dubois, whose glancing header looped into the corner, before Matt Ball’s dinked ball found Brooks unmarked. The striker drove one back across goal for 3-2.
Substitute Vincent sealed it in added time. Charging down Linnets keeper Alex Street, he tapped the ball into the net for 4-2.
Allinson said: “It’s easy to get carried away, we’re a new team so there’ll be hiccups.
“The pre-season was excellent and I knew we’d turn up when the big games came. We’ll see where we are in a few weeks.”