Leiston v Hitchin Town - Match Preview

Leiston v Hitchin Town - Match Preview

By Craig Cooper
25th January
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Blues host Hitchin Town as ‘The Canaries’ visit

Match Information
EVO-STIK Southern League Premier Central
Blues v Hitchin Town
Saturday 26th January
Kick Off 3pm
LTAA, Victory Road, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4DQ
Tel: 01728 830308

Admission Charges
Adults £11
Concessions £8
Students (with ID) £6
Under 16’s £2

Matchday Programme - Viewed Online

Car Parking (free of charge)
Main Car Park

Catering Information
Large bars, internal and external catering facilities with hot and cold food available

MATCH SPONSOR and MATCH BALL SPONSOR: - BSP International Foundations Ltd

Game 27/42.

The Blues host ‘The Canaries’ this weekend at Victory Road against Hertfordshire club Hitchin Town. Stuart Boardley and David Head will be without the suspended Harry Knights (serving his second of a three match ban), while Ashley Nicholls is unavailable and Dominic Docherty is still injured. However, Tom Bullard is likely to be back in the squad. Leiston have only lost 2 of their last 9 league matches, but they are now 8 points off the play-offs as they sit in 11th position.

Hitchin are currently in 18th place, with 23 points from 25 league matches. They have won their last two league matches, beating Stourbridge last Saturday 2-1 and King’s Lynn Town 3-0 at Top Field. Before that, they had lost their last 7 games, conceding 18 times. The game at Hitchin (Top Field), saw the teams share a 2-2 draw. Isaac Galliford scored Hitchin’s goal to put the hosts a goal up, but Joe Jefford and Tom Bullard scored two goals in the space of four minutes to give the Blues the lead. But Ezra Forde netted a leveller for ‘The Canaries’ in the 93rd minute. Hitchin have played in a few leagues since forming in 1928, and have played in the Spartan League, Athenian League, Isthmian League and Southern League. They played in the very first ever FA Cup in 1871-1872, losing in the quarter-finals to Royal Engineers. Ex Chelsea, Luton Town and England forward Kerry Dixon once managed Hitchin.

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