Stourbridge 3-0 Hitchin Town: Mark Burke’s side fall to trio of second half goals as new boy Edwin Mensah sent off to cap miserable day for Canaries

PUBLISHED: 19:54 17 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:02 17 November 2018

Hitchin Town lost 3-0 to Stourbridge at the War Memorial Athletic. PA

Hitchin Town lost 3-0 to Stourbridge at the War Memorial Athletic. PA

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Mark Burke’s battling Hitchin Town lost 3-0 at Stourbridge on Saturday.

The Canaries suffered their second league defeat in four days following their 2-1 defeat at AFC Rushden & Diamonds on Tuesday after losing their FA Cup first round match 2-0 against National League side Solihull Moors at Top Field on Sunday.

A trio of goals after the break from the home side claimed the points for the side in second place as Hitchin remained one off the bottom of the table.

Wideman Greg Mills grabbed the opening strike for the Glassboys after cutting in from the right and firing past the highly-rated Michael Johnson in goal three minutes after the break.

In front of an attendance of 667 Burke’s boys dominated but were unable to equalise. To make matters worse, new boy Edwin Mensah – signed from Hendon earlier in the week – was sent off for a second yellow card with minutes remaining.

Stourbridge capitalised on the extra space as Leon Broadhurst slotted home on his 750th appearance for the club to make it 2-0 before Mills claimed his second of the afternoon via a deflected shot to cap a miserable day for the Canaries.

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