On a blustery Sunday, Biggleswade U13s entertained a Watford U13s in a top of the table H&M fixture at Langford Road. Successful teams understand the art of coachable skills such as simple passing and catching in order to move the ball into attacking positions by playing on the front foot. Too many times today Biggleswade played a poor pass or dropped the ball to put themselves under pressure. The training ground and practice will sort out these errors. But what Biggleswade found in Watford was a rearranged team that stepped up to the plate and played with real commitment and heart for each of the 50 minutes play. Quick to the ball, defending in numbers and supporting runners resulted in a relatively straight forward victory for the visitors. Biggleswade did have a few moments of pressure during the match and if it wasn't for poor tackling in the first half, the score may have been even, instead Biggleswade found themselves 10-0 down with a mountain to climb.
With a stern half time team talk, it would be expected for Biggleswade to dig deep and demonstrate the heart that on many occasions has been seen. But, even though a League Fixture, the players appeared lethargic and being out of position when an opportunity to attack arose. Watford continued to pick off the home sides errors before finally Biggleswade did manage to put some points on the board through a good team effort resulting in Morrallee taking the ball over the try line for a consolation try. Congratulations to Watford for demonstrating the desire for victory and maintaining their place at the top of the league.
In two weeks Biggleswade U13s have their next H&M league fixture, away to Royston, and the ideal opportunity to turn out a performance.
C Cochrane, C Wilson, S Prince, B Feltham, M Gooda, G Evans, M Morrallee, H Cooke, J Stone, J Mawson, T Allwright, J Llewellyn, R MacKenzie, H Adams, T Marjoram (C), B Long, L Newson, C Plant, F Childs