Hitchin Town FC: ‘March with us and help fight to save Top Field’
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Football fans of all ages and worried townsfolk have united this week to issue a final recruiting call to their cause.
They’re all backing Hitchin Town FC’s fight to save its Top Field home – and urging supporters to step out for Saturday’s march through the town.
Supporters will assemble on Butts Close, opposite the Fishponds Road ground, at 12.30pm for a 1pm start before walking to Brand Street, Bancroft, Fishponds Road, and back to Butts Close.
Everyone is then invited to watch the Canaries league match against Poole Town.
The march has been organised as the club steps up its fight to stay at Top Field – land which has been earmarked for a supermarket.
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Hitchin Town manager Mark Burke said: “We cannot afford to lose Top Field to a supermarket. This club means so much to so many people, not just in football terms but with all the good work we do in the heart of the community. I will be taking the players on the march as part of their pre-match warm up to show solidarity. We can’t afford to lose this fight.”
And Hitchin Town women’s football manager Mel Blackmore said: “It would be a disaster if the club is forced to relocate because of a supermarket being built on Top Field. Does the town really need another one?
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“There might be plenty of other supermarkets in Hitchin – but there’s only one Hitchin Town.”
“The club has supported women’s football here and we should give something back and support them on the march.
“The club has a lot of support behind it – it’s about the bigger picture.”
Sascha Gustard-Brown, who contributes to the match-day programme, added: “I’m against Hitchin Town being forced to move.”