Biggleswade Town boss Lee Allinson enjoying life as Waders boss despite narrow 2-1 defeat to dad Ian’s St Albans City

PUBLISHED: 00:57 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:28 18 July 2018

New Biggleswade Town manager Lee Allinson. Picture: Melissa Page

New Biggleswade Town manager Lee Allinson. Picture: Melissa Page


Biggleswade Town boss Lee Allinson says he’s enjoying life as Waders boss despite 2-1 defeat in the ‘Allinson derby’ to dad Ian’s St Albans City.

The pre-season tie saw the new Waders boss’ his first defeat after returning to Langford Road, though the victory still went to an Allinson, as Ian - Lee’s dad and manager of the Saints - took the family bragging rights.

Lee served as assistant manager to Ian at St Albans until he took on the Waders job - his first step into management.

Speaking to CometSport after the game, Allinson junior said: “It’s good, I don’t have to speak to my dad 17 times a day now!

“We still talk everyday though. It’s harder now because decisions are on me and I haven’t got someone to call.

“Although my management team have been fantastic it’s still my call, whereas before I was just giving ideas. So far so good.

“I was looking forward to the game all weekend, they’re a good side and I think they’ll do well next season”

The first third of the Allinson derby saw the Waders looking the better team, before they were rewarded with a Jonny McNamara goal after 61-minutes.

As the Langford Road side substituted their first-team for teenagers, the visitors overhauled their deficit, with Soloman Sambouu and a City trialist scoring with long-range efforts.

Goalscorer McNamara came in for special praise from his boss: “I rate Macca highly, I thought he was outstanding tonight and thoroughly deserved his goal.

“Dean Snedker had to make an unbelievable save from him in the first half and he didn’t stop running for me, which is all I ask.

“Hemel (Hempstead Town) know a player and they bought him two years ago. We know there’s a player in there, we’ve just got to rediscover his form and his confidence. I think he’ll be a great find for us this year.

“Overall I thought we were very good tonight, we were fit and competed with them for most of the game.”

Allinson also admitted his excitement for the release of the Evo-Stik Southern Premier League Central fixtures, which come out on Thursday.


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