Free entry match at Hitchin Town’s Top Field to support fighting fund

Hitchin Town FC chief executive Andy Melvin, who has launched a fighting fund

Hitchin Town FC chief executive Andy Melvin, who has launched a fighting fund - Credit: Archant

Hitchin Town are inviting football fans from all over the country to attend a match for free at under-threat Top Field.

The Canaries, who have hit the headlines while raising awarenesss of their fight to stay at Top Field – as well as for a rogue hedgehog pitch invader – are offering free admission to a home match next month.

The club’s Southern League Premier Division fixture with Frome Town on Saturday, November 29, has been designated a ‘no pay’ day with free entry for everyone to highlight the ‘Save HTFC’ campaign, which aims to prevent the relocation of the club to an out-of-town site.

Chairman Terry Barratt said: “We want the support of everyone – not just our loyal fans, but the town of Hitchin, the non-league community and local businesses and enterprises. We urge them all to come along and show their support for our cause. We need the help of everyone to secure the future of senior football in Hitchin.”

Club secretary and treasurer Roy Izzard said: “There are a lot of people who care about the club, but we want people to work together.”

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The game will take place if Hitchin Town or Frome are not involved in FA Trophy ties.

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