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Hitchin Town

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Southern League Premier Division


One of the oldest clubs in the country, Hitchin were formed in 1865 and also possess a wonderful football museum recording their long history. Before joining The Athenian League in 1945, Hitchin had only competed in The Spartan League and The Herts & Middlesex League and have competed in comparatively few leagues.

Not many other senior non-league clubs who have won The Amateur Football Alliance Senior Cup and The London Senior Cup, but Hitchin Town competed at the top of amateur football when joined The Athenian League after the second world war and remained there until moving on to the Isthmian League in 1964.

When the Athenian and Isthmian Leagues were the two top amateur competitions they were dominated by London based clubs so a trip to Hitchin, Wycombe, St Albans or Oxford was often considered an outing for the ‘city lads’ and the club’s hospitality was considered special!

The Canaries only left the Isthmian League in 2004 after a League re- organisation, and have already sampled life in Division One and The Premier Division of The Southern League. One of the senior clubs in Hertfordshire, Hitchin Town haven’t been among non-league elite for some years but they definitely have the pedigree!


Club Factfile

Previous Name(s):
The club was re-formed in 1928
Top Field, Fishponds Road, Hitchin SG5 1NU
01462 459 028 (Match days only)
From East A1 to J8 onto A602 to Hitchin. At Three Moorhens Pub roundabout, take third exit (A600) towards Bedford, over next roundabout and lights, turn right at next roundabout, turnstiles on left and parking 50 yards on.
Record Attendance:
7,878 v Wycombe Wanderers FA Amateur Cup 3rd Round 1956
Most Recent Senior Honour:
Isthmian League Division One 1992-1993

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Club History

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1977-1978Isthmian League Premier Division5thRay Freeman
1978-1979Isthmian League Premier Division16thRay Freeman
1979-1980Isthmian League Premier Division12thRay Freeman
1980-1981Isthmian League Premier Division13thRay Freeman
1981-1982Isthmian League Premier Division18thRay Freeman
1982-1983Isthmian League Premier Division20thMaurice Howkins
1983-1984Isthmian League Premier Division6thMaurice Howkins
1984-1985Isthmian League Premier Division20thMaurice Howkins
1985-1986Isthmian League Premier Division17thAlan West
1986-1987Isthmian League Premier Division20thAlan West
1987-1988Isthmian League Premier Division21stAlan West
1988-1989Isthmian League Division One4thDoug Parkin
1989-1990Isthmian League Division One4thPeter Lawrence
1990-1991Isthmian League Division One5thSteve Norris
1991-1992Isthmian League Division One8thSteve Norris
1992-1993Isthmian League Division One1st Andy Melvin
1993-1994Isthmian League Premier Division8thAndy Melvin
1994-1995Isthmian League Premier Division5thAndy Melvin
1995-1996Isthmian League Premier Division18thAndy Melvin
1996-1997Isthmian League Premier Division14thMicky Hazard & Paul Price
1997-1998Isthmian League Premier Division21stAndy Melvin
1998-1999Isthmian League Division One2ndAndy Melvin
1999-2000Isthmian League Premier Division16thAndy Melvin
2000-2001Isthmian League Premier Division10thAndy Melvin
2001-2002Isthmian League Premier Division11thAndy Melvin
2002-2003Isthmian League Premier Division14th
2003-2004Isthmian League Premier Division20th
2004-2005Southern League Premier Division18thKerry Dixon
2005-2006Southern League Premier Division14thDarren Salton
2006-2007Southern League Premier Division11thDarren Salton
2007-2008Southern League Premier Division18thDarren Salton
2008-2009Southern League Premier Division20thDarren Salton
2009-2010Southern League Division One Midlands2ndColin Payne
2010-2011Southern League Division One Central2ndCarl Williams
2011-2012Southern League Premier Division14thCarl Williams
2012-2013Southern League Premier Division13thCarl Williams
2013-2014Southern League Premier Division

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