THINGS haven’t gone particularly well for Hitchin Town this season, the first three games yielded just one point and a refashioned team was heavily beaten 5-0 at Alvechurch. Famously loyal, the fans have kept very quiet – there was a … Continue reading Young, gifted and green
ASIDE from people who have an interest in non-league football, the FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie between Hitchin Town and Leatherhead will bypass most of the Hertfordshire market town of 35,000 or so people. Yet in a corner of … Continue reading FA Cup: If only the public realised…
IN the vast majority of cases, non-league football (indeed, football in general) is a cyclical business. Teams are built, enjoy some degree of success or survival, then the team breaks-up and the club starts again. Hitchin Town is currently going … Continue reading Fighting the cycles of time
THESE past two years, Game of the People has been working on a celebratory book looking back at the long history of Hitchin Town Football Club. The book – all proceeds to Hitchin Town – was published just before the … Continue reading “Tales of the Town” – a century and a half of association football in Hitchin
IT MIGHT not have been a classic, but Hitchin Town’s narrow win against Cambridge City was a reminder of the well-worn old wives tale that title-chasing teams don’t always play well as they continue to accrue vital points. “We are getting the results, but we are not yet firing on all cylinders,” said Canaries manager Mark Burke. “I know we have more in the tank to come.” But the 1-0 win, secured in the fifth minute of added time by a sublime finish from Callum Donnelly, made it nine games unbeaten in the Southern League for Burke’s team. “It’s a … Continue reading Lights…camera…action?
NON-LEAGUE Hitchin Town’s battle to keep their ancient Top Field ground has taken many twists over the course of the past year. Game of the People has covered most of the main events, including a controversial interview with the club’s landlords. It seems to have gone quiet at the moment, but Game of the People can now provide a review of a momentous year in the life of the club, and the town of Hitchin. August 2014: Check-out time? Another twist in the Hitchin saga The tale of Hitchin Town and their atmospheric old ground took a new twist this … Continue reading GOTP Non-League Special: Hitchin Town’s Top Field drama