We are in a twelve round fight, not EIGHT, so all of you who are leaving early get back to your seats because there are another 5 rounds to go. We might be a bit battered and bruised, and behind on points, but that means nothing because this isn’t going to be decided on points. This fight will be decided by knock-out, and because it’s a knock-out only fight, we have the advantage.
I have heard the negative words, I read the negative comments, and I just don’t get it, we are still in it, and our players have big hearts they WILL NOT be chucking in the towel. And for those of you who think otherwise...
After the game yesterday, in the home dressing room, certain home team players had a tear-up…..that’s passion, that’s disappointment, that’s frustration, and that’s HEART. There is no hiding place in our team
I have no doubts whatsoever our players will give everything they have and I have no doubts whatsoever they have the ability to win games and keep us in this division.
These are not cheap words, I go into every game thinking, we will win today, I am a great believer in positive thinking. when I leave home on a Saturday morning I end up at my destination. (New Lodge) I believe I will arrive at my destination on time and unscathed, if I didn’t believe that I wouldn’t venture out of the house. Positive thinking is how we function, so why put a ceiling on it?
Let’s get out there and tell people there is fight going on at New Lodge, tell them there are still five rounds to go, tell them it’s a corker and there is going to be a knock-out. Tell them it’s a fight they shouldn’t miss. Because the more people there, the more positive atmosphere we can generate , the more likely our man WILL WIN.
The young Blues regained the League cup after a dominant display in an entertaining match at Potters Bar.
Billericay started bright and forced two early corners. From Rydings second corner on 3 minutes, East Thurrock failed to clear and James Shadwell fired home from six yards. The Blues continued to dominate and they extended their lead after 30 minutes. Harry Skinner finished off a great passing move with a lethal shot into the far corner.
Ten minutes into the second half the game seemed all over as Josh Bardouleau pounced onto a mistake in Utd's defence and although his initial shot hit the post, the Blues striker reacted quickest to fire home the rebound. East Thurrock to their credit kept on going and hit a consolation goal, but victory was never in doubt for the young Blues
U18s: Calum Blair, Harvey Elsom, Frank Fenton, Tom Tadese, James Shadwell, Declan Rydings, Harry Skinner, Zack Toye, Josh Bardouleau, Matt Williams, Richard Hall, Andres Felipe, Haile Soloman, Bobby Deemer, Mustapha Kahie, Jack Robson, Matt Cooper
The Blues travel to Sutton United on Saturday looking to build upon their 3 match unbeaten run. The Blues welcome back Rob Swaine, Junior Luke and Charlie Taylor all from suspension. Craig Edwards side will also be out for revenge for the 4-2 home defeat by Sutton at New Lodge recently. The Blues led 2-1 at half-time in that match only to collapse in the second half. Sutton are firmly entrenched in mid-table and beat Boreham Wood at Gander Green Lane last Saturday.
Sutton Info: Postcode for Sat Nav: SM1 2EY Distance: 52 Miles Approx driving time: 1 Hour 10 minutes Official Sutton United FC Website: http://www.suttonunited.net
Come and support Billericay Town's Under 18s in the League Cup final this Sunday 7th April at Potters Bar FC, Parkfield Stadium, Watkins Rise (off the walk), Potters Bar EN6 1QB. Kick off is at 1.30pm. The Blues opponents are East Thurrock United. Entrance is £3.50.
For the second time this season, the Blues succumbed to a last gasp Tonbridge equaliser. Glenn Poole had given Billericay the lead a minute before half-time with a curling free-kick that evaded everyone. Match report to follow...
Billericay suffered a knockout blow during stoppage time in this entertaining County cup semi final match to deny them another cup final. The young Blues started well and created some good chances whilst having the better of the first half and nearly took the lead when Declan Rydings hit the bar. Rydings then had a shot well saved before the home side broke and scored on the stoke of half time. The second period was end to end football until Tom Tadese hit a deserved equaliser, and then there only looked like one winner as the Blues dominated, but as extra time beckoned, a long clearance wasn't dealt with allowing Thurrock to avenge their defeat to the Blues in the League Cup semi.