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Hitchin Town 2 Redditch United 1

Saturday, March 31 2012

With a 2-1 win against struggling Redditch United, Hitchin can now look towards next season with some confidence.


27- Frendo hits post
33- Lewis puts Hitchin ahead 1-0
34 –Frendo shoot against the crossbar
41- Gregson makes it 2-0
65- Deabill finishes from close range 2-1
84- Knott hits the Hitchin crossbar

Weather: Cold, dry and grey

Pitch: Good

Attendance: 457

 Canaries manager Carl Williams is now talking about next season, something he refused to do until he felt comfortable about his team’s position in the table. This victory took Hitchin to 48 points – something other worldy would have to happen to deprive the Canaries of survival now.

Redditch, who included former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie in their line-up, could have taken the lead before Hitchin got going. The impressive Luke Benbow just failed to turn the ball home from close range and Stuart Hendrie was denied by Martin Bennett.

In the 27th minute, John Frendo sent a left-foot drive and then Callum Donnelly side-stepped two men before. It was a warning for Redditch for six minutes later, a long ball by Bennett saw Ieuan Lewis go in hot pursuit with a Redditch defender. Lewis got there first and his deflected shot gave Dean Coleman no chance.

Frendo hit the woodwork again and Tony Fontenelle saw his shot from the rebound tipped over, but at the other end, Redditch still threatened Bennet’s goal.  Four minutes from the interval, Hitchin extended their lead, Luke Gregson, on the edge of the area, sent a  long range shot high into Coleman’s goal.

Redditch pulled a goal back in the 65th minute, substitute Jimmy Deabill finishing from close range after  Stuart Hendrie’s shot was deflected into his path.

Hitchin did not produce the same incisive football in the second period,  although Frendo went close when his shot was parried by Coleman and Fontenelle sent the rebound wide.

There was a late scare for the Canaries when Kyle Knott’s cross-cum-shot  hit the top of the crossbar, but they held on.

The teams

Hitchin: Bennett, Fontenelle, Pepper, Stewart, Gilbert, Leach, Donnelly, Gregson, Morgan (Edgerley 73), Frendo, Lewis
 Subs not used: Pedrycz, Williams, Bolarinwa

Redditch: Coleman, Knott, Robinson, Warmer, Hickman, Grimes, S.Hendrie, Halsall (Deabill 61), Benbow, L.Hendrie, Osborne (Adkins 83) Subs not used: Moses-Garvey, Hull, Bedford

Referee: A.Marshall
Assistants: N.Stobbs & R.Hart

Photo: Martyn Annetts

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