North London is red and Biggleswade is green as Waders end seven games without a win – giving Gunners supporting boss Nunn double celebration!
PUBLISHED: 14:41 21 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:41 21 November 2017
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It was a perfect Saturday for Biggleswade Town manager Chris Nunn, who not only saw his side turn around their winless streak, but he also celebrated a famous North London derby win for his beloved Arsenal!
It was a much needed 2-0 win for the Waders, who ended a painful run of seven games without a win in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier League.
The same could be said of the Gunners, who hadn’t beaten Tottenham in any of the last six meetings with their fiercest rivals.
At the Carlsberg stadium, a fine second half performance sealed the three points for the Waders after a cagey first 45 resulting in a 0-0 half-time score.
New signing Liam Brooks’ second half double of fantastic finishes sealed the win for Biggleswade. It was the first time in 13 matches that the Wader’s had scored more than two goals in all competitions.
Speaking to CometSport, boss Nunn said: “It was deserved and we could even have won by a larger margin – but considering where we’ve been over the last few weeks I thought it was a fantastic performance and a brilliant result.”
Passionate fan Nunn was only too happy to recount his excitement at the Arsenal win: “Oh my god, I was buzzing!
“Brilliant feeling, brilliant. North London is red and Biggleswade is green!”
The Waders win came on the back of them earning their first point in six games away at St Neots Town last Tuesday when they held the in-form Cambridgeshire side 0-0.
Nunn said: “It was a step in the right direction and an important performance on Tuesday to get us moving in the right direction, I think we felt more relief there than against Kings Langley.
“Austin Powers used to call it his mojo, for whatever reason we had lost ours. We want to be competitive in this league, that’s all we can ask and we’ve lacked that recently. I feel we’ve got it back a little bit now.
“It felt like how we were at the start of the season. We were hard to beat and our work rate was fantastic.”
New signing Brooks came in for praise from his new boss. The Waders signed the striker earlier this month from Hitchin Town.
Nunn said: “He’s settled in well, he works his socks off and the two goals he scored were excellent finishes. We’re delighted with him and we’re hoping he’ll stay for a long time. He’s already making a difference even though he’s not even fully fit.”
The Waders will make the 348 mile round trip to Weymouth on Saturday for a tough tie against a side challenging for the top of the table.
Nunn said: “We always look forward to going to Weymouth. It’s an early leave and a long day but it’s a proper football ground.
“It’ll be a big crowd and they’re doing well. It’s a hostile atmosphere there so we want to get through the first 15-20 minutes without conceding and hopefully their fans will get on their backs.”