Big Free Bet

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

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

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 2 Kempston Rovers 0

Monday, February 5 2018

When you play a cup game only one thing really matters - that you are in the draw for the next round. The quality of the performance, the entertainment value, the enjoyment of the spectators are irrelevant as long as you progress and for that reason this was mission completed for Hitchin. It was an instantly forgettable game played in bitterly cold conditions. The pitch got more difficult the longer the game went on as it got more uneven and began to freeze over. Attempts to play free flowing football were doomed to failure but Hitchin achieved their first win in 2018 courtesy of goals by Brett Donnelly and Conor Vincent.
Only 105 brave souls made the trip to Top Field for this BigfreeBet.Com Cup quarter final. Hitchin made just the one change from Saturday with Donnelly starting in place of Vincent with Mark Burke continuing with three centre backs and two wing backs. Little happened early on until the best piece of quality from the whole evening saw Hitchin take the lead after 14 minutes. It was an excellent move and started with Josh Bickerstaff finding Charlie Smith. He in turn produced a probing pass to Donnelly who finished with aplomb.
The rest of the half produced little quality in the worsening conditions but Donnelly did set up Robbie Burns after 41 minutes but he shot over the bar.
The poor run Hitchin have been on saw some anxiety in their play in the second half but Michael Johnson only had one real moment of danger when he was quickly off his line to thwart Jake Newman after 52 minutes.
The game was eventually made safe in the 89th minute when substitute Patrick Tshikala produced a shot that keeper Martin Conway fumbled and Vincent was on hand to add the finish.
Overall Hitchin certainly deserved to win and a semi-final means the season is still very much alive. The result can only help to restore the confidence that has been lacking recently and a clean sheet is a further bonus.
Hitchin Town - Johnson, James, Syme, Rolfe, Webb, Byrne, Kirkpatrick, Smith, Donnelly, Burns, Bickerstaff  Subs Vincent for Smith 69, Charles, Walster, Tshikala for Donnelly 79.
Kempston Rovers - Conway, Goodman, Mercer, Boland, Simpson, Collard, Tshikuna, Heneghan, Newman, Ivy, Fuller  Subs Knox, Acquage for Ivy 58, Stoyles for Collard 81.
Scorers  - Donnelly 14 and Vincent 89.
Hitchin Town - Webb and Johnson
Kempston Rovers - Simpson and Newman
Attendance 105

Roy Izzard

Tickets & Merchandise

Click image to puchase Match Day Tickets and Club Merchandise.

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