Hitchin

Hitchin Town, who the Lilywhites have played, as well as in Cup matches, in the Spartan League, the Anthenian League and the Southern League, were founded in 1928. They have played their home matches at their Top Field Ground since they were founded.

There had been a previous Hitchin Football Club, which was founded in 1865 and reached the quarter final of the inaugural F.A. Cup. Having turned professional at the turn of the 20th century, this club got into finicial difficulties following a fire at their ground and as a result folded in 1911.

League Matches

Spartan League

10.4.1936                    Cambridge Town 4 - 0 Hitchin Town                                                                                                                This fixture, on Good Friday, was watched by a crowd of over 5,000. Goals by Freddy Barnard (2), Stan Webb and Harold Barker made it a great day for the fans of the Lilywhites

13.4.1936                   Hitchin Town 1 - 1 Cambridge Town                                                                                                                     On Easter Monday, the Lilywhites travelled to Hitchin coming back with a point thanks to a goal from Freddy Barnard.

6.2.1937                     Cambridge Town 1 - 3 Hitchin Town                                                                                                       Smethurst scored the only goal for the Lilywhites, as Hitchin left came with all the points.

27.2.1937                   Hitchin Town 0 - 1 Cambridge Town                                                                                                               Freddy Barnard scores as the Lilywhites gain revenge for the reverse match defeat.

30.4.1938                  Hitchin Town 6 - 2 Cambridge Town                                                                                                                   The original match had been abandoned after 80 minutes because of a snowstorm, the Lilywhites were leading. Goal scorers for the Lilywhites in the re-arranged match were Collins and Newman.

5.4.1938                     Cambridge Town 3 - 0 Hitchin Town                                                                                                                   The goals for the Lilywhites came from Mansfield and Mann, there was also an own goal.

3.12.1938                   Cambridge Town 1 - 1 Hitchin Town                                                                                                                    The scorer for the Lilywhites was Clements

19.4.1939                   Hitchin Town 0 - 0 Cambridge Town


Anthenian League

25.12.1950                   Hitchin Town 1 - 1 Cambridge Town                                                                                                               This Christmas Day fixture saw the goal for the Lilywhites being scored by Bass.

26.12.1950                  Cambridge Town 1 - 1 Hitchin Town                                                                                                                The return fixture was played on Boxing Day with Evans scoring for the Lilywhites in front of a crowd of 4,100

25.12.1951                  Cambridge City 2 - 1 Hitchin Town                                                                                                               Teddy Bowd scored one of the two goals for the Lilywhites, the other coming from Bass, on Christmas Day, 1951.

26.12.1951                  Hitchin Town 4 - 2 Cambridge City                                                                                                           Goalscorers for the Lilywhites were Driver and Rowe

26.12.1952                  Hitchin Town 1 - 2 Cambridge City                                                                                                                     The Lilywhites goals coming from Turner and Holmes.

21.2.1953                     Cambridge City 2 - 3 Hitchin Town                                                                                                              Goals for the Lilywhites were by Williams and Chapman

25.12.1953                  Cambridge City 1 - 1 Hitchin Town                                                                                                                Dunkley scored for the Lilywhites

26.12.1953                  Hitchin Town 2 - 0 Cambridge City

25.12.1954                   Hitchin Town 2 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                                                   The last ever Christmas Day fixture by the Lilywhites saw Lovell score for the Lilywhites

27.12.1954                   Cambridge City 3 - 1 Hitchin Town                                                                                                          Wilderspin, Lovell and Winter scored for the Lilywhites.

26.12.1955                   Cambridge Town 4 - 3 Hitchin Town                                                                                                                Goals for the Lilywhites came from Driver, Norman (2) and Ellis

27.12.1955                   Hitchin Town 1 - 2 Cambridge City                                                                                                                   Ellis scoring for the Lilywhites.

24.12.1956                   Hitchin Town 5 - 0 Cambridge City

26.12.1956                   Cambridge City 2 - 0 Hitchin Town                                                                                                            Voisey and Lovell scoring for the Lilywhites

5.7.1957                        Cambridge City 1 - 4 Hitchin Town                                                                                                                  The goal for the Lilywhites was scored by Lee

26.12.1957                   Hitchin Town 2 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                                               Granger scored for the Lilywhites.


Southern Premier (NL 3)

8.2008                           Hitchin Town 1 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                                                Scott Neilson scored for the Lilywhites.

27.12.2008                   Cambridge City 3 - 1 Hitchin Town                                                                                                                 Goals for the Lilywhites coming from Adie Cambridge, Dave Thoebald and Scott Neilson.

22.9.2011                     Hitchin Town 3 - 2 Cambridge City                                                                                                                   Craig Hammond scored both goals for the Lilywhites

21.12.2012                   Cambridge City 3 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                                         Scorers for the Lilywhites were Daniel Kelly (2) and Neil Midgley.

10.12.2012                   Hitchin Town 0 - 3 Cambridge City                                                                                                                 Cambridge City team was Zac Barrett, Ieuan lewis, Death, Dave Theobald, Lee Chaffey, Robbie Nightingale, Neil Midgley, Adie Cambridge, Bryant, Adam Marriott and Ashley Fuller. Subs used were Prada, Hammond and Darling. Scorers were Bryant and Hammond (2)

3.4.2013                       Cambridge City 0 - 0 Hitchin Town                                                                                                            Cambridge City team: Zac Barrett, Tom Pepper, Jackson Ramm, Dave Theobald, Danny Blanchett, Adie Cambridge, Ieuan Lewis, David Prada, Craig Calver, Adam Marriott and Ashley Fuller. Subs used were Nightingale, Chaffey and Hurst.

18.12.2013                   Cambridge City 3 - 2 Hitchin Town                                                                                                         Cambridge City team was Zac Barrett, Tom Pepper, James Brighton, Nick Beasant, Lee Chaffey, Josh Beech, Jackson Ramm, Adam Martin, Kelvin Bossman, Adam Marriott and Josh Dawkins. Subs used were Ieuan Lewis and Robbie Burns. Scorers for the Lilywhites were Josh Beech, Kelvin Bossman and Adam Marriott. The Lilywhites were lucky to snatch all three points, thanks to a 90th minute penalty by Adam Marriott, despite at one stage leading 2 nil. Against a Hitchin side that coped better with the wet and windy conditions, that made it hard to play flowing football, the Lilywhites had opened the scoring in the 26 minute before doubling their lead when Kelvin Bossman scored his first goal for the Lilywhites on 31 minutes. Playing with the gusting wind, the Lilywhites could not settle and on 39 minutes Simon Martin pulled one back for Hitchin. Into the second half, it looked like that it would not take long for Hitchin to equalise and then go on to win. They then had a player sent off, for an over the ball two footed tackle, but it did not stop them pulling level. They continued to bombard the the Lilywhites' goal and only some last ditch tackles stopped them scoring another. Then on 90 minutes, Hitchin conceded a penalty and a cool Adam Marriott slotted the penalty passed a hobbling Hitchin goalkeeper, Tahji Bell, to give the Lilywhites all three points. Leaving their fans happy. There had been a crowd of 288. Not a bad turn out for such a horrible night. The match had originally been due to be played on December 4th, only to be re-arranged as Hitchin had a cup tie that night.

5.4.2014                        Hitchin Town 1 - 0 Cambridge City                                                                                                              Cambridge City team: Zac Barrett, Tom Pepper, James Brighton, Will Lawton, Louis Lee, Josh Beech, Ieuan Lewis, Adam Martin, Andrew Phillips, Adam Marriott and Josh Dawkin. Subs used were Kelvin Bossman for Phillips and Danny Kelly for Lewis. The Lilywhites went behind in the 3rd minute and against just could find a way past the Hitchin deference.


Cup Games

A.F.A. Senior Cup

22.3.1930                    Cambridge Town 1 - 1 Hitchin Town                      Semi-Final played at Portman Road, Ipswich               Goal scored for the Lilywhites by Bell. First competitive match between the Lilywhites and Hitchin.

29.3.1930                    Cambridge Town 4 - 0 Hitchin Town                      Semi-Final Reply at St Albans                                   Goals scored for the Lilywhites by Bennett (2), Keast and H Watson

8.1.1937                      Cambridge Town 3 - 1 Hitchin Town                       Second Round                                                             Hard, Barnard and Mann score as the Lilywhites go through to the 3rd Round, were they go out to Barclays Bank.


F.A. Amateur Cup

18.1.1947                    Cambridge Town 2 - 1 Hitchin Town                        First Round                                                                   Both goals for the Lilywhites scored by Jackie Woods in front of a crowd of 6,500


F.A. Cup

7.10.1961                     Hitchin Town 2 - 1 Cambridge City                         3rd Qualifying Round                                                Johnny Gavin scored the Lilywhites' goal.

1994                              Hitchin Town 3 -3 Cambridge City                                                                                                                   The goalkeeper for Hitchin was Gerald Sylvester, who's uncle (Kevin Murray) kept goal for the Lilywhites.

1994                             Cambridge City 2 - 3 Hitchin Town

2005                             Cambridge City 4 - 1 Hitchin Town                                                                                                                  Paul Booth, a hat-trick, and Robbie Simpson for the Lilywhites

2010                             Cambridge City 2 - 2 Hitchin Town

2010                              Hitchin Town 0 - 2 Cambridge City

Southern League Cup

8.2008                          Hitchin Town 1 - 0 Cambridge City

Other Matches

Friendlies

30.8.1928                      Cambridge Town 3 - 2 HitchinTown                                                                                                                      Jack Bennett score a hat-trick for the Lilywhites.

5.9.1928                         Hitchin Town 1 - 5 Cambridge Town                                                                                                                  Jack Bennett scored another hat-trick for the Lilywhites with the other goals for the Lillywhites coming from Offord and Bell

22.9.1934                      Cambridge Town 6 - 0 Hitchin Town                                                                                                           Scorers for the Lilywhites were Ridgeon (3), S Webb (2) and Sid Melling

1.3.1941                        Hitchin Town 2 - 2 Cambridge Town                                                                                                              Parr and Thurston score for the Lilywhites

19.4.1941                      Cambridge Town 7 - 2 Hitchin Town                                                                                                       Scorers for the Lilywhites were Wright (3), Barnard (2), May and Kay

8.3.1960                         Cambridge City 2 - 1 Hitchin Town                                                                                                                     An evening kick off, under floodlights, the goals for the Lilywhites came form Peter Young and player/manager, Jack White.