Biggleswade United boss Jimmy Martin hails 'relentless' United after Wembley win
PUBLISHED: 17:03 24 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:03 24 September 2018
Biggleswade United’s dominant second-half display in their 3-2 win over Wembley has delighted boss Jimmy Martin.
United earned their fifth win of the season at Vale Farm, as the Lions - who have one point from seven games - couldn’t keep their determined visitors out.
Martin has only lost once with the Second Meadow side, and a ruthless all-competitions run has thrust momentum into the Spartan South Midlands Premier side.
Speaking on United’s YouTube channel, Martin said: “We’re eight games unbeaten and I want to keep reminding everyone of that and keep it going so we can climb the league.
“The second half showed the type of individuals we’ve got in the changing room. They stood up and never gave up. They were relentless.
“After the first-half I was extremely disappointed. We were far too direct, which exposed us.
“Everything was desperate in defence and at half-time I told them I was disappointed in all of them. We came out, camped in their half, and the ball deservedly went in for us.”
United were leading after six minutes, as Sam Holmes finished the rebound from Joe Hankins’ shot.
Martin was left frustrated as United failed to settle the game, and two-minutes later gifted the hosts a penalty - scored by Yassine Fehmi-Gil.
The home side completed the turnaround after 39 minutes, as Calvin Osbourne found the top corner with a 30-yard strike.
United replied instantly, as Charlie Briggs’ floated pass was gathered by Dave Parkinson, who turned and fired in for a 2-2 score at half-time.
United’s control of the second-half paid off in the 86th minute. Rafe Goodman’s long-range strike hit the inside of the post, before the ball glanced off keeper Dario Zavagno and in.
The victory was especially sweet for Biggleswade after Wembley demanded a fee to film the match.
United usually match provide highlights on YouTube and often live-stream home games. Their director of football, Guillem Balague, posted to his one million Twitter followers: “A cracker! But no highlights as Wembley wanted to charge our volunteer for filming the game! What next, Wembley charge for changing rooms? Don’t you realise we are here for the love of the game?”