THIS WEEK…Reds host table-topping clash with Newmarket; Blues on
the road to Hartham
Welcome back to Game Week, everyone! This week, Biggleswade’s Women face two more big games, as our Reds host a mouth-watering, table-topping game with league rivals Newmarket, whilst the Blues travel to Hartham on Sunday seeking revenge for an unfortunate Cup defeat last weekend.
I managed to catch up this week with Head Coach, Luke Molloy, who has been doing an excellent job this season as Head Coach of our Reds and helping the
Blues too. I asked him about his thoughts ahead of the Reds’ huge Newmarket game on Sunday, and he had this to say:
“The reds host Newmarket on Sunday in a top of the table clash. We faced Newmarket on the opening weekend, where we ran out 2-0 winners. Our Reds
are 5-for-5, so we are hoping to keep the winning streak going and extend the league lead by a bigger gap.” Luke interestingly emphasised how positive training has been this week, telling me that: “We had a good training match on Tuesday night which pushed the women to a
new level. So many positives and great learning moments were taken. There is a
real belief around the camp, and our mentality is to keep improving. We are getting stronger week by week.” Such positive and optimistic signs are surely
an ominous sign for the rest of the league, with the Reds already in such
Pivoting over to the Blues squad, Luke was equally as positive, whilst
contemplating the bitter and disappointing exit of our Blues in the Cup defeat to Stotfold. Luke had this to say: “The Blues travel to Hartham on Sunday, looking to return to winning ways
following last weekend’s defeat to Stotfold in the County Cup. Despite exiting the cup, there were lots of positives to take from the game – most notably 2 well
taken goals, which saw the Blues take a 2-0 half time lead, before the lottery of a penalty shoot out brought about a cruel end to a game where we perhaps deserved more than we got.” Despite such an unfortunate exit, Luke maintains that spirits and optimism remain high within the Blues camp, telling me: “Spirits within the team remain high, as the green shoots of progress remain evident and the team continue to making incremental improvements in different areas of the pitch, week on week. Long may that continue!”
I also caught up with Biggleswade Women Technical Secretary Giacomo Mallamaci. A man famous for both humility and brevity in equal measure, he
simply insisted that we focus on the brilliant work of Luke and the entire coaching team ahead of this week’s fixtures – a truly appropriate thought from
the ever thoughtful and mindful Mallamaci.
I’d like to thank Coach Luke and Giacomo for their thoughts for this week, and thank you all very much for reading this.
Come on, Biggleswade!