Match Preview: Ives v Hitchin Town

St Ives Town return to home action tomorrow when they host Hitchin Town at the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road.

It’s been a fortnight since the last home action, and that was when the Ives recorded a sixth straight victory courtesy of a 5-0 win over Long Eaton United. Since then, the winning run has come to an end and the Ives go into the game tomorrow on the back of two straight defeats against AFC Telford United and Stourbridge.


Ives boss Ricky Marheineke has decent numbers to select from for the match. Ben Mensah played at Stourbridge in midweek and could be in line for a start once again whilst Callum Milne who has returned to the club in recent weeks could also feature from the start. Fellow new signing Khris Oti is pushing for a place too, but the potent striking force of Jonny Edwards and Brandon Njoku will be spearheading the Ives attack.


Hitchin arrive at the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road fourth in the table. Despite their decent position in the league, the Canaries arrive on the back of two straight defeats. A 2-1 reverse at Leamington last Saturday followed by a 4-1 home defeat at the hands of Leiston on Monday night. So they will be looking to return to winning ways as they look to remain in the play-off places heading into the Christmas programme.


The two teams have already met this season. Back in August, it was Hitchin who secured the points courtesy of a 3-2 win. It was the same score when the two teams met last season at the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road, but this time it went in favour of the Ives as skipper Michael Richens scored a last minute winner to secure victory.


A group of five supporters are sponsoring the game tomorrow. If you would like to follow suit and get a group together to sponsor a game, then please contact Mark Taylor for further information.


Prior to the game tomorrow, there will be a minutes applause as the club comes together to remember former club official and supporter Dave Bull. Dave sadly passed away recently and the thoughts and prayers of everyone connected with St Ives Town are with the family of Dave at this sad time.


  • Adults: £11.00
  • Concessions (Over 65’s): £8.00
  • Military Discount/Students with ID: £6.00
  • 12 -16’s: £2.00
  • Under 12’s (Accompanied by an Adult): £2.00

Kick-off at the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road is at 3:00pm.