Hitchin Town made it a very unwelcome 10 straight defeats as they were beaten at home to Bromsgrove Sporting.

The Canaries' hideous run of results has not seen a win since St Ives Town were beaten 2-1 away from home on December 16 and not seen a point of any sort since the home draw with Mickleover two days before Christmas.

This latest loss saw they fall behind on 47 minutes when Keanu Cooper scored but Jack Snelus gave the majority of the 611 Top Field crowd hope when he equalised 17 minutes later.

Parity though was wiped out 16 minutes from time with Nathan Blissett's penalty, given after a foul by Josh Popoola.

It leaves Hitchin two places above the relegation zone in Southern League Premier Division Central, a position currently occupied by Saturday's hosts, AFC Sudbury.

And while the gap is 10 points, defeat to the Suffolk side would raise the nerves among the Canaries to dangerously high levels.

But while their current form is cause for alarm, what should be an altogether much more fun evening is scheduled for Friday, March 8, when the club host Roy Izzard's testimonial against Luton Town.

The game is to mark his 50 years of working for the club and the man himself is suitably humble about it all.

He said: "I was really honoured to be awarded a testimonial game and somewhat embarrassed as I have never wanted any reward for what I do.

"I have been really proud to have held the positions of treasurer and secretary for the club I love. I am first and foremost a supporter who just happens to be an official.

"My father took me to my first game when I was six years old and I started watching every game home and away in the 1968-69 season.

"I have subsequently seen over 3,000 Hitchin games.

"My whole life has been dominated by HTFC and I have had so many great moments and the lows I have endured have only made me appreciate the good times even more.

"I have been lucky to meet so many people through football and I think I should be thanking Hitchin Town rather than the other way round.

"I am so grateful to Luton who have agreed to send a team and the coverage on their website announcing the game was incredible.

"On their twitter feed I was intrigued to see that the post announcing the Hatters coming to Hitchin was followed by a posting about Manchester United going to Luton.

"It is not often we are on the same thread as one of the biggest clubs in the world.

"I will not take any money from the match receipts which will go to the club with a charity donation as well."

The game kicks off at 7.30pm.