Saturday 8 December away to Rushall Olympic League kick off 3.00pm. Coach leaves at 10.15am.
Tuesday 11 December away to Royston Town CSS League Cup kick off 7.45pm. Admission prices for this game are £8 for adults, £4 for seniors and £1 for juniors.
HITCHIN TOWN LADIES FC
The Ladies are at home to Royston Town Ladies on Sunday 9 December kick off 2.00 at Offley Recreation Ground. They did not play last Sunday.
HITCHIN TOWN UNDER 19’S
The academy team are away to London Tigers on Wednesday 12 December kick off 2.00pm. They did not have a game this Wednesday.
The kick off for the home Boxing Day match with Biggleswade Town has been brought forward to 1.30pm.
- Matt Lench will miss the Rushall Olympic game due to a hip injury.
- Edwin Mensah will miss the Rushall Olympic game due to suspension.
- Matt Nolan misses the Rushall Olympic game due to work commitments. Matt does shift work and the club were aware he would not be available for every game.
- Alex Anderson hopes to be available to play at Royston on Tuesday.
MANAGER’S NOTES WITH MARK BURKE
I really enjoyed this match and I felt the result was a just reward for the performance. I thought we dominated the game looking very secure defensively and dangerous when attacking. Four points from the last two games has set us on track to recovery from our poor start in the league. We still have two thirds of the season to play and I urge supporters not to panic about relegation. We have set a target which would see us safe and I am confident this is achievable.
Hemel paid us respect by playing virtually the same team that had played in their last league game. I thought it was another entertaining match and I felt we more than held our own against higher league opposition. I claim this as another unbeaten game and a second successive clean sheet so lots of positives can be taken despite losing on penalties.
Once again we come face to face with a team that are currently in a good vein of form. They have won their last three home league games and are looking to build on this. Liam McDonald is a very good manager and in Ashley Simmons they have a talisman who I rate as one of the best midfield players in the league.
We have a second chance to progress in the CSS League Cup on Tuesday as we try to retain the trophy we won last season. I certainly intend to play the strongest team available as we only have this competition and the Herts Charity Cup left to play for.