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 the London Borough of Somewhere, the Canaries are the big prize. And yet it’s now a fair few years since Boro’ took on our near neighbours in a ‘proper’ match. That’s hard for them to take. We get that. After all, they had a free run at local bragging rights for so long. At last count, we’ve 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.