Ready Steady go as Callum's double gives Hitchin town the win

Callum Stead scores the winner for Hitchin Town at home to Nuneaton Borough at Top Field.

Callum Stead scores the winner for Hitchin Town at home to Nuneaton Borough at Top Field. - Credit: PETER ELSE

Two goals for Callum Stead earned Hitchin Town a first win of the season at home to Nuneaton Borough.

Callum Stead put Hitchin Town ahead in the first half at home to Nuneaton Borough at Top Field.

Callum Stead put Hitchin Town ahead in the first half at home to Nuneaton Borough at Top Field. - Credit: PETER ELSE

He had put the Canaries into the lead on 11 minutes, getting on the end of a clever pass to knock the ball home.

Hitchin Town and Callum Stead celebrate during their win over Nuneaton Borough at Top Field in the Southern League.

Hitchin Town and Callum Stead celebrate during their win over Nuneaton Borough at Top Field in the Southern League. - Credit: PETER ELSE

Rio Dasilva hit the side netting but he was also needed to clear one off the line as the Canaries held the lead until half-time.

Callum Stead scores the winner for Hitchin Town at home to Nuneaton Borough at Top Field.

Callum Stead scores the winner for Hitchin Town at home to Nuneaton Borough at Top Field. - Credit: PETER ELSE

In the end it was 19 minutes before time when Nuneaton found an equaliser, Messiah McDonald the scorer, but Stead was in a hungry mood and moments after heading just wide, he hit the winner, side-stepping the keeper and knocking it into an empty net.

Callum Stead scores the winner for Hitchin Town at home to Nuneaton Borough at Top Field.

Callum Stead scores the winner for Hitchin Town at home to Nuneaton Borough at Top Field. - Credit: PETER ELSE

The finish of the game was frantic and packed with plenty of worry for the home support but Hitchin held on to climb up the table.

Callum Stead celebrates his winner for Hitchin Town at home to Nuneaton Borough.

Callum Stead celebrates his winner for Hitchin Town at home to Nuneaton Borough. - Credit: PETER ELSE

The FA Cup first round qualifying draw will see them start on the road at familiar foes, divisional rivals Biggleswade Town hosting the tie on September 4.

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