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

Hitchin Town 0 Stevenage 2

Tuesday, December 6 2011

The Herts Senior Cup may not be very high on Stevenage's list of priorities, but they certainly fielded a side that was far too good for Hitchin.

36- Chuks Aneke plays a neat one-two with Ben May and shoots past Bennett 0-1
42- Peter Winnís free kick is headed home by Darius Charles 0-2

Weather: Cold, damp
Pitch: Greasy
Attendance: 159

It was 20 years ago today (with apologies to Messrs Lennon & McCartney) that Stevenage and Hitchin first met at Top Field in league competition.

If nothing else, this game reminded everyone in the crowd just how divergent the two clubsí paths have been since 1991.

Stevenage fielded a strong team and played some good football in the process. Hitchin ran and ran, just to stand still, but had a purple patch near the end when Stevenage were concentrating on Preston North End and other such luminaries.

Both goals were scored in the first half and after Hitchin had almost opened the scoring early on with a Marc Leach header. In the 36th minute, Chuks Aneke, a teenage man mountain on loan from Arsenal, played a good one-two with Ben May and fired home to put Stevenage ahead.

Six minutes later, a free kick from Peter Winn was free-headed past Martin Bennett by Darius Charles. Canariesí fans feared the worst, but the second half saw Stevenage pursue exhibition football rather than goals.

Hitchin carved out some chances after the break, with John Frendo shooting wide after a goalmouth scramble. James Edgerley also went close when he curled a shot inches wide of the post although goalkeeper Alan Julian had the effort covered.

In the closing stages, Hitchin had their best spell and Frendo struck a post after Julian spilled a shot by Callum Donnelly. And in the last minute, there was a hint of how youngster Alasan Ann might benefit the Hitchin frontline when he nodded down a cross in the path of Frendo in front of goal. He may just provide the height the Canaries need.

The teams

Hitchin: Bennett, Fontenelle, Pepper, Leach, Gilbert, Lee, Lewis (McAdams h/t), Gregson (Ann h/t), Donnelly, Frendo, Burke (Edgerley 65) Subs not used: Williams, Rowland

Stevenage: Julian, Wilson, Winn, Charles, Long, Edwards, Byrom, Harrison, Cowan, May, Aneke
 Subs not used: Hallam, Daremola, Carvalho

Goals: Aneke 36, Charles 43

Referee: A.Crawford
Assistants: M.Chalkley & D.Steele

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