Ea­gles cup form suf­fered a Hitch

The Non-League Football Paper - - NEWS - ROY HUTCH­INGS Chester­field

IT is with great in­ter­est that I read your ar­ti­cle on Hitchin Town (The NLP, Oc­to­ber 28).

As a big fan of Bed­ford Town, I re­mem­ber a trip to Top Field in the 1970s when the Ea­gles were in the South­ern League and were quite well-known na­tion­ally for their FA Cup es­capades.

New­cas­tle United, Brighton and Ox­ford were a few of the league clubs they de­feated, as well as play­ing to packed crowds at home against the likes of Ever­ton, Arse­nal and Carlisle United.

One year they were drawn away to Hitchin, so my friends and I drove over to Hert­ford­shire ex­pect­ing an­other big win.

But we drove home not so happy as, lo-and-be­hold, Hitchin beat us to give us a taste of our own medicine. Great mem­o­ries though.

Thanks to The NLP I am still able to fol­low the Ea­gles and Woot­ton Blue Cross re­sults.

MEM­O­RIES: Top Field, home of Hitchin Town FC

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