Hat-trick for Frendo at Redditch

11:03 09 January 2012

John Frendo

John Frendo

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Hitchin win 4-1 at Redditch for first victory in 2012

Redditch United 1 Hitchin Town 4

Hitchin are not a one-man team, but one man continues to make the headlines for them this season.

John Frendo is that man, and his hat-trick at Redditch on Saturday helped the Canaries to their first win of 2012 and helped Hitchin’s front man to 20 goals for the season.

Yet it was Callum Donnelly who scored Hitchin’s first, his chip on 12 minutes beating Dean Coleman.

Two minutes later and Hitchin had a second, Inih Effiong running into the area before pulling the ball back for Frendo to hit the net from close range.

With eight minutes to go until the break Joe Salsall scored for the hosts after a scramble in the goal area had seen Tom Berwick force Martin Bennett into a smart save, but the two-goal lead was restored in first-half added time when Frendo scored from the spot after Jamie Grimes had brought down Effiong.

Carl Williams’ men were also in charge for much of the second period with Effiong going close only for Coleman to save his effort, and it took until the 82nd minute for Hitchin to score again.

Frendo, once more, was the finisher, connecting with a long ball before taking on a defender and finishing past Coleman.

Hitchin: Bennett, Fontenelle, Pepper, Stewart, Gilbert, Donnelly, Lewis, Gregson, Effiong (King 87), Frendo, Burke (Anderson 69). Subs not used: Leach, Edgerley, Pedrycz.

Attendance: 266

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