The art of accentuating the positive: Hitchin and Burke

Non-League football tells itself that it is all about friendly exchanges between supporters, slaps on the back, blazers at dawn and plates of tuck in the boardroom before the host club waves its visitors off into the sunset. “All good pals and jolly good company”. Most of us know different – it’s not the 1950s […]

Short on giant-killing, but the cup still cheers for Stourbridge

Over the past five years, Stourbridge have reached the FA Cup first round three times, making them the best performers from the Southern League in the competition during this timeframe.  They’ve gone one better for the second time, thanks to their 4-1 win against stablemates Biggleswade Town in round one. But having avoided a big […]