Saturday 11 August – home to Kettering – league – kick off 3.00pm.
Tuesday 14 August – away to Needham Market – league – kick off 7.45pm. Coach leaves 3.45pm.

After beating Bishops Stortford on Tuesday we will be at home in the semi-final to Cheshunt or Royston. They play each other in 2 weeks time.

Remember that pre-paid online tickets carry a £1 reduction with adult tickets being £11 and concession tickets £7. To buy online go to Tickets are available up to 8.00pm the night before a game.

Hitchin will be playing in their new home kit for the first time against Kettering.

On Thursday evening Peter Else was at the ground for the club’s annual photo call. Individual and team photos were taken and will be available on the website over the coming days.

It was good to see Ryan Frater playing for AFC Dunstable on Saturday. Speaking to him after the game he was still very interested in Hitchin Town FC. It seems incredible to think he played his first game for Hitchin in August 2001. He went on to play 149 games for the Canaries.

Robbie Burns and Josh Bickerstaff face late fitness tests before the Kettering game.

Hitchin have signed two further players. Danny Talbot played for Barton Rovers last season and has also played for Hemel Hempstead and Chesham while Macsen Fraser who played impressively at Bishops Stortford on Tuesday has been at Stevenage for three seasons. Macsen has been signed for an undisclosed fee. He had a spell on loan at Kings Langley last season.

The full list of signed on players is as follows:

  • Elliot Bailey
  • Scott Belgrove (a striker formerly with Luton Town)
  • Josh Bickerstaff
  • Kieran Barnes
  • Robbie Burns
  • Trey Charles
  • Conor Clarke
  • Desejado Da Silva
  • Kyle Davison (defender who has been playing in America)
  • Jay Dowie
  • Lewis Ferrell (defender formerly with Farnborough, St Ives and Hayes and Yeading)
  • Macsen Fraser
  • Ezra Forde (striker formerly with Oxford City)
  • Isaac Galliford (striker who played for Luton before going to America. We are awaiting international clearance)
  • Jack Green
  • Michael Johnson
  • Michael King (striker formerly with kings Langley who has played for hitchin before)
  • Lucas Kirkpatrick
  • Kieran McCaffrey
  • Josh Mollison
  • Craig Packham (midfielder formerly with Barton Rovers)
  • Charlie Smith
  • Matt Spring
  • Toby Syme
  • Danny Tablot
  • Patrick Tshikala
  • Charlie Thake (striker formerly with Letchworth Garden City Eagles)
  • Dan Webb