Two away 1-1 draws, including one against bottom-markers Gosport Borough, won`t exactly send the pulses racing, but for Biggleswade Town, they represent excellent outcomes as in both matches in the Evo-Stik League South Premier they have been forced to use an outfield player in goal!
The Waders earned a draw at Gosport on March 31st and then again on Saturday at Banbury United.
With all three signed goalkeepers Sam Donkin, Liam Gooch and Boris Dubicki injured, midfielder Craig Daniel has been forced to don the gloves and take over duties between the sticks.
The club sought permission from the Southern League to make an emergency loan signing as it came after the deadline for registrations.
The request was turned down.
Biggleswade held a shooting practice competition with the outfield player who performed best landing the role for the rest of the season!
And that turned out to be Daniel, who has an injured knee so was a doubt to play outfield anyway.
And his performances at Privett Park and at the Spencer Stadium have been a major factor in the Waders picking up useful away points.
Biggleswade Town are doing pretty well without a goalkeeper! ?
So far midfielder Craig Daniel has made some great saves, helping @Biggleswade1874 to two impressive 1-1 away draws.?
— Ollie Bayliss (@Ollie_Bayliss) April 8, 2018