AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Hitchin Town Match Preview

More home Southern League Premier Central action for Diamonds tonight as they welcome Hitchin Town to Hayden Road. 

Ticket Information and COVID Regulations

Unbeaten Diamonds will be looking for a first win against a Hitchin side with one big win and a narrow defeat at table toppers Stourbridge to their name.

It should be a cracker under the lights so make sure you get your  ticket which you will need in advance – details are here.

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/afcrd

Covid regulations are beginning to settling in thanks to great preparation and organisation by club officials and tremendous cooperation by fans. It is enabling us to watch live football safely and details are here.

https://www.afcdiamonds.com/covid-19-notice-to-supporters-latest-information/

Hitchin Town

Hitchin were founded in 1928 but can trace links to a Hitchin Football Club from 1868. They’ve played at Top Field in the town since inception and have played in the Spartan League, Isthmian League and now Southern League since 2000. They had great FA Cup success in the 70s and 90s reaching the second round twice and made the promotion playoffs twice in successive seasons recently losing the second in 2017 agonisingly in extra time.

Diamonds v Hitchin Town

This will be the third season Diamonds and Hitchin have competed in the same league and Diamonds are unbeaten in 3 previous encounters. Two victories in 2018/2019 included an incredible 4 3 win at Top Field. Diamonds lead 2 0, trailed 3 2 at 90 minutes but won 4 3 with two added time goals.

Only one game took place last season due to the season being voided and it resulted in a 1 1 draw at Hayden Road. The first competitive encounter also finished level at Hayden Road 0 0 in a Challenge Cup tie but Hitchin win the penalty shoot out.

Can’t Make The Game?

Radio Diamonds won’t be able to broadcast tonight unfortunately but twitter updates will be active along with other social media output and AFCRDTV will have highlights and post match interviews. Links below

AFCRDTV

AFCRD Twitter

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