Support Hitchin Town Football Club at Top Field

PEOPLE are being encouraged to head to Hitchin Town Football Club’s match next weekend, to show support for keeping the team at Top Field.

Many people have contacted the Comet opposing the Hitchin Cow Commoners Trust’s plans to sell of the ground for development and build a new stadium on Green Belt in St Ippolyts.

Whatever the reasons or objectives for people being against the proposals, everyone’s goal is the same which is essentially to keep Hitchin Town Football Club at Top Field.

The Comet is asking as many people as possible to attend the club’s clash against Evo-Stik Southern rivals Stourbridge next Saturday, to show their support and make a stand against the proposals.

Andy Melvin, the club’s managing director, said: “We had 600 people there for the bank holiday. Everybody knows that the football club in Hitchin is a major sport in the town. No other sporting entities in the town attract that sort of support on a regular basis.

“It’s obviously a friendly club. From our point of view, it’s nice that people are talking about the football club, and it can be quite an entertaining afternoon out.

“Hopefully, kids will say ‘this is good, can we come again’?”

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Mr Melvin also said that the club still wanted to buy the land.

“It would allow us to go off and do our own thing,” he added.

The match kicks off at 3pm. Tickets cost �10, concessions are �6 and children under 16 pay �2.

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