WADERS EARN LOCAL PRIDE
BIGGLESWADE Town prevailed in the local derby with more ease than the scoreline suggested.
In doing so, they completed the double over their neighbours and put a dent in Hitchin’s play-off hopes.
The hosts had a penalty shout after ten minutes when Jonny McNamara’s shot bobbled in the six-yard box and appeared to strike a hand.
On 21 minutes, Hitchin front man Elliot Bailey found himself clear on goal only to be denied by Sam Donkin.
The visitors had already proved a threat to Hitchin’s makeshift back four, with Greg Kaziboni in particular constantly probing the defence.
The solitary Waders goal on 25 minutes came straight from the training ground, as Shane Hill played a free-kick into the path of the overlapping Tony Burnett, whose chipped cross was turned in by Connor Hall.
After the break, Hitchin’s search for an equaliser saw them taking risks at the back with Kazaboni and ex-Canary Liam Brooks both running at the defence and Michael Johnson having to make a string of saves to keep the score down.
Hitchin Town threw on all three substitutes but struggled to create, with Brett Donnelly’s header easily saved. STAR MAN: Greg Kaziboni (Biggleswade) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★