Big Free Bet

IDNet - Leased Lines, Broadband & Telecoms - IDNet Studio. Bridge House, 30A Bridge Street, Hitchin. Herts SG5 2DF. Tel: +44 (0) 1462 659 350.

FPM Facilities Services Ltd - 35-37 Hastings Street, Luton, LU1 5BE. Tel: 01582 484020

MasterCars - Quality New, Nearly New & Used Vehicles in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. 1-2 Bunyan Rd, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1NL. Phone 01462 457645

Consilium Financial Planning - 18-19 Woodside House, Walsworth Rd, Hitchin SG4 9SP. Phone: 01462 421775

From windows to conservatories, Barry Bolton Windows is the local specialist for Beds, Bucks & Herts. From our free quotes to our high quality service, backed by our 10 year insurance warranty, we've got what you need. Tel: 01582 484 600

Swinton Insurance - 16 Brand Street, Hitchin. Phone: 01462 436253

Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants - Hitchin Branch

At lionshome.co.uk, you can conveniently find new design ideas for your home, inspirations for garden design, DIY ideas and much more.

Specialists in SAP Data & Document Archiving

Screenbond - Manufacturers of  PCB's

More than just transport ...

Peak Fitness Gym

Richard Taylor Travel - Coach suppliers to Hitchin Town FC.

Kick It Out Campaign - click the image to visit the website

Chippenham Town 1 Hitchin Town 2

Sunday, November 14 2004

Hitchin’s crazy season took another twist at Chippenham where the Southern League leaders were stunned by two first-half goals that won three deserved points for the Canaries.

Perhaps stung by criticism over the past two weeks, Hitchin put on one of their best performances of the season against one of the league’s pacesetters.

Hitchin manager Kerry Dixon made some changes from the side that lost at Team Bath last week, with Rory Hutton returning and Paul Covington switching to defence. Lee McCulloch, who has been one of the successes of the season, was dropped to the subs bench.

Dixon’s men made a positive start, with a Mark Bridge header that found the net but was ruled out for an infringement and a Hutton shot that was just wide. Then Mark Bridge went close when he hooked a shot over the bar from a long throw-in.

Hitchin’s bright opening continued with an Aaron Cavill shot that was saved by Astley, but Chippenham at last found their shooting boots on the half hour with a shot from Herring that whistled over the bar.

All Hitchin’s good work in the opening stages paid off with two goals in the final eight minutes of the half. Firstly, in the 37th minute, a Chris McMenamin throw-in was headed on by Mark Smith, the ball was only partially cleared and Julian Old crossed to Darran Hay who headed home from close range.

In the 45th minute, Cavill set free Josh Sozzo and his tame shot beat the goalkeeper and found the back of the net despite a defender being parked on the goal-line.

Chippenham dominated the early stages of the second half, but the Hitchin defence was in fine form all afternoon, with Covington and Old both having outstanding games. In the 71st minute, Bridge had a good chance to seal Hitchin’s victory, going one-on-one with the keeper but seeing his shot easily saved.
Five minutes later, Chippenham pulled a goal back with a 30-yard drive by Scott Walker.

Despite pressure from the home side in the closing stages, Hitchin hung on for a morale-boosting win, which should mean that next Saturday’s trip to Team Bath will see the Canaries going all out to avenge their FA Trophy defeat.

Hitchin Town: Wilmot, Old, Kidd, Covington, Smith, Cavill, Sozzo, Bridge (Hassan 81), Hay, McMenamin, Hutton (Potter 59)

Tickets & Merchandise

Click image to puchase Match Day Tickets and Club Merchandise.

Click image to see information about the Cheese & Cider Festival.

Click image to puchase Tales Of The Town.

Fans Forum

Click image to visit the Fans Forum.

Follow us on Twitter @HitchinTownFC. Click image to visit the site.

Hitchin Town FC on Facebook - Click image to connect.

Hitchin Town FC on Google+ - Click image to connect.

Hitchin Town Instagram Account - Click image to visit the site.

Hitchin Town Photographs by Peter Else- Click image to visit the site.

HitchinTV, Hitchin Videos, Hitchin Shops, Hitchin video directory

AboutMyArea - The Community Website for Hitchin and the Villages

Local news, sport, music, arts, homes for sale, homes to let, cars for sale, jobs, competitions and much, much more!.

Game Of The People - Click image to visit the site.

Hall Hire

Function Hall Hire for all occasions. Click the image for further information.

The Arena

The Arena, Baldock. Click image to visit the Arena website and find out more.

Physio Clinic

Hitchin Town Sports Injury & Chiropractic Clinic.   Click image to find out more details.

Search The Site