Derbies littered the non-league scene after Christmas but the joy and goodwill did not continue for all.

Hitchin Town suffered a disappointing afternoon as they lost 1-0 away to Royston Town in the Southern League Premier Division Central.

The only goal came from a Kian Harness penalty on 19 minutes, converted after he himself had been fouled.

For the Canaries, it was a first defeat on the road in the last six outings, the previous loss being at Bromsgrove Sporting in October, but they never really looked like rescuing anything from the contest.

If entertainment had been in short supply at Garden Walk though, it came in abundance in Division One Central as Stotfold were denied a Boxing Day success at Langford Road.

They drew 3-3 with hosts Biggleswade Town but the home side snatched a point in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

Henry Snee had scored all three, putting them in front on 16 minutes before equalising from the penalty spot just before the hour mark, cancelling out efforts from Harry Draper and Rhys Hoenes. 

His third had come with six minutes remaining and looked like being the winner until Luke Andrews pounced late on.

Arlesey Town are up and running under new manager Tommy Cooney after a victory over tenants Baldock Town.

It was the first success under the new gaffer at the third time of asking with goals from Bruno Brito and Montel Brown giving them a 2-1 win.

Brito had put them in front in the first half before Baldock equalised from the penalty spot on 39 minutes, courtesy of George Devine.

Cooney had even brought himself on after an hour, replacing assistant manager Zak Guerfi, and was on the pitch as Brown, the former Stotfold striker, got his first for the club 12 minutes from time.