Hitchin Town: Club Profile

Before we had Barnet and Woking, there was Hitchin Town; the original grudge match for Boro’ fans and, for some, still the best. Forget the Johnny-come-latelys from Surrey and Edgware, the Canaries are the big prize. But it’s now a fair few years since Boro’ took on our near neighbours in a ‘proper’ match. And that’s hard for them to take, as we can get. After all, they had a free run at local bragging rights for so long.

As members of the Isthmian League, the 1968-9 campaign brought their best-ever finish; second behind Enfield at the final reckoning. But the next step eluded them. Eventually, a new neighbour from Stevenage would catch them up. Sure – the first few encounters saw the Canaries come out on top. We’d happily forget our 7-1 defeat in the 1982-3 Woolwich Trophy. But the tables started to turn and we started to gradually make ourselves known.

At last count, we had 13 ‘proper’ matches to our name – six in our favour and six in theirs. Three of theirs came from our first-ever three meetings. So, at the very least, that’s a sign of improvement on our part. Whenever the next match comes, the stakes will be high.


The Facts

Hitchin Town: Record vs Boro'


* league points only

Hitchin Town: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Tuesday 15 August 1995

Monday 04 April 1994

Monday 27 December 1993

Monday 13 April 1992

Saturday 07 December 1991

Monday 07 October 1991

Thursday 08 November 1990

Tuesday 09 October 1990

Saturday 08 August 1987

Monday 02 February 1987

Tuesday 14 February 1984

Friday 22 April 1983

Thursday 13 August 1981


Players For Us... and Them

Paull AbbottProfile
Ian AdcroftProfile
Peter AdnamsProfile
Martin AllinsonProfile
Jerome AndersonProfile
James AyresProfile
Gordon BarrProfile
David BassProfile
Stuart BeevorProfile
Paul BowgettProfile
Martin BradshawProfile
Dean BrennanProfile
Mark BridgeProfile
George BrinkmanProfile
Dave BrownProfile
Zak BurkeProfile
Colin CardinesProfile
Dave CloverProfile
Mitchell ColeProfile
Owen CollProfile
Steve ConroyProfile
Steve CoxProfile
Scott CrettonProfile
Phil DeanProfile
Jhai DhillonProfile
James DillnuttProfile
Gary DixonProfile
Terry DixonProfile
Harry DraperProfile
Mark DuckettProfile
Mark E'BeyerProfile
Inih EffiongProfile
Efan EladProfile
Lee EndersbyProfile
Darren FentonProfile
Richard FisherProfile
Steve FlainProfile
John FrendoProfile
Adam FurnessProfile
Liam GeorgeProfile
Martin GittingsProfile
Paul GrantProfile
Nicholas GrimeProfile
Dominic GrimeProfile
Nigel HannProfile
Darran HayProfile
Charlie HorlockProfile
Richard HowellProfile
Jimmy HughesProfile
Nicky IrontonProfile
Jamie JellisProfile
Robert KeanProfile
Ben L'HonoreProfile
Glen LamacraftProfile
Ieuan LewisProfile
Mark LincolnProfile
Ian LindsayProfile
Neil MaddenProfile
Steve MahoneyProfile
Shaun MarshallProfile
Tony MartinProfile
Liam McDevittProfile
Colin McGillProfile
Grant McRaeProfile
Jeran MeahProfile
Trevor MetcalfeProfile
Steve MillerProfile
Ken MorganProfile
Paul NeufvilleProfile
Luke NorrisProfile
Richard NugentProfile
Mickey NunnProfile
Robbie O'KeefeProfile
Andy PaineProfile
Adam ParkerProfile
Trevor ParkerProfile
Lee PayneProfile
Sean PearsonProfile
Gary RobertsProfile
Andre ScarlettProfile
Tyron SealeyProfile
Steve SheaProfile
Gary SismanProfile
Mark SmithProfile
Kieron St AimieProfile
Theo SwaineProfile
Daniel TalbotProfile
Adrian TaylorProfile
Denny TylerProfile
Rob WalkerProfile
Tony WardProfile
Ian WhiteheadProfile
Richard WilmotProfile


Hitchin Town Ground Information

Away Fans’ Stand

Ticket Info

Facilities for Disabled Fans

Pre-Match Pints


Hitchin Town Travel Information – Distance: 8 miles

By Road

One of our closest neighbours isn’t too much trouble to get to by car. Using Junction 8 of the A1(M) as our starting point, take the A602 to Hitchin. As you come to a roundabout, take the third exit to stay on the A602; bypassing the town centre. Continue onto the next roundabout and take the second exit for the A505 towards Henlow.

A further half-a-mile down the road is a mini-roundabout. Take the third exit for Fishponds Rd/A505. The ground is on the left.

Tools: AA Route Planner | Highways Agency


We don’t think you can use the car park at the ground if you’re a fan. So, you may wish to try a side street where no restrictions apply. It might also be that you can park up on Butts Close opposite the ground.

By Rail

Station: HITCHIN
Services to: STEVENAGE

Leave the station and turn right. You’ll come to a roundabout, where you need to turn left; taking the A505 (Nightingale Road). Continue on for about 0.8 miles. This involves going over three roundabouts. The ground is then on the right.

Tools: National Rail | TfL Journey Planner