Saturday 31 March – home to Tiverton Town, League kick off 3.00pm.
Monday 2 April – away to Kings Langley, League kick off 3.00pm.
Wednesday 4 April – home to Didcot Town, BigFreeBet Cup Final kick off 7.45pm.
BIGFREEBET.COM CUP FINAL
On Wednesday we meet Didcot in the final of the BigFreeBet.Com Cup Final. This is arguably the most important game of the season. There is a prize of £4,000 for the winners so there is a great deal at stake. We need your support and want the crowd to be our extra man. We were lucky enough to be drawn at home so let us make this count with a big turn out of our supporters. It is 12 years since we last won the League Cup with victory over Bromsgrove. If we are successful on Wednesday it would be a third consecutive season with silverware and we still have the Herts Charity Cup Final to play.
So please come to Top Field on Wednesday and give the players the support that will make a difference.
WOMEN AT THE GAME
We are really excited to welcome new and existing female supporters to this years “Women at the Game” Match on Saturday.
Its a fabulous campaign aimed to encourage more women to watch live football. We will be hosting various Hitchin Belles teams and the Hitchin Town Ladies FC and they will be available to speak to in the Canary Club from 1.30pm. If anyone is interested in playing or volunteering for these great local teams please do come and have a chat with them; I know they would be pleased to see you all.
There will be a strong contingent of women from Tiverton Town FC and I am sure that you will make them feel as welcome as they made us back in September. Cakes are being baked and we hope that there will be plenty to go round for everyone.
A group of collectors and “Muggy” the mascot from the Charity, Macmillan Cancer will be at Top Field collecting. We have all been affected by this awful disease so let us all try and ensure that they also have a great visit. Look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday and hopefully a home win!
HITCHIN TOWN LADIES FC
Manager Callum Ellis sent this report from Sunday’s Chris Renshaw Cup game (photo thanks to Hitchin Town Ladies FC):
“Hitchin Town Ladies returned to cup action on Sunday 25th March and it was the semi final against local opposition in Letchworth Garden City Eagles Ladies. It was time to brush away the cobwebs and get going in what proved to be a thrilling game.
Hitchin started on the back foot and were struggling to find their form as Letchworth pressed and fired some shots at goal which were just wide. The first goal came from a corner when Thompson punched the ball into the air and from a messy clearance the ball was poked in by an Eagles player.
Hitchin started to push the ball around and shots from Chaffey & McNamara came close but we couldn’t find the back of the net. The referee blew for half time and it was time to reflect on the first half.
The second half got underway and the Ladies started to knock the ball around. Watson produced a flick to Chaffey who headed the ball in at the far post and made the scores level. Something out there brought the Ladies out to fight and they took the game to Letchworth who struggled to cope with the bombardment of Hitchin.
Hitchin won a penalty when McNamara was bundled down in the box in an off the ball incident. Chaffey took but it was saved by the keeper. Hitchin were on the back foot and Letchworth got the ball into the box where a deflection off a Hitchin defender went into the net.
Hitchin pushed on for the remainder of the last fifteen minutes but could not find the equaliser and Letchworth progressed to the final to play against Sherardswood Ladies.
We play again on 15th April 2018 against league leaders Garston 2nd XI at Swinburne Avenue 2.00pm kick off.”
HITCHIN TOWN UNDER 19’S
The Academy side beat Met Police 4-1 on Wednesday and are now fifth in the league table. Next Wednesday they are away to Brentford Griffins 1.00pm kick off.
Elliot Bailey is unlikely to be fit for any of next week’s games.
We are hopeful Jack Green may be available for next week’s games.
Brett Donnelly and Lewis Rolfe were suffering from a bug after the Stratford game but will hopefully recover quickly.
There are no further injury problems at present.