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
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
Grant McRaeProfile
Jeran MeahProfile
Trevor MetcalfeProfile
Steve MillerProfile
Ken MorganProfile
Paul NeufvilleProfile
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

Hitchin Town Travel Information – Distance: 8 miles

Stevenage’s closest neighbours won’t be too much trouble to get to by car. Using Junction 8 of the A1(M) as our starting point, take the A602 dual carriageway towards Hitchin and continue ahead when it becomes single carriageway as it snakes its way into the town.

At the roundabout, take the third exit to remain on the A602 to bypass the centre of Hitchin. Continue onto the next roundabout and take the second exit for the A505 towards Henlow. A further 0.5 miles down the road will be a mini-roundabout; take the third exit onto Fishponds Rd/A505. The ground is on the left.

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There does appear to be a modest car park at the stadium for supporters. However, if that fills up before you get there, it might be advisable to try a local street on the left after passing the ground (provided you’ve swung around the west side of town on the A602). Archers Health and Fitness Club on the right may be available too.

Station: HITCHIN
Services to: STEVENAGE

Leave the station via its approach road and turn right. You will shortly come to a roundabout, at which point you will need to turn left for the A505 Nightingale Road. Continue along for about 0.8 miles – this will involve passing over three roundabouts. The ground will then be on the right.

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