Monday 18 April 2016


Athletico Hitchin have dominated the top division of the Hitchin Sunday League over the past few seasons winning the league title in 2012/13, 13/14, 14/15 and this season where they have won all thirteen of their league games played scoring 91 goals and letting in just 11 in the process. They have also won the Premier Division Cup Final in 2014 and 2015 so they were hot favourites to retain the trophy in a repeat of the last final against The Boot Baldock especially as the league games between the two had ended in 17-0 and 10-0 victories for them.

For Athletico this was the first time this season they have failed to score and more importantly for The Boot it was only the second clean sheet they have recorded. It wasn't a final to remember to be honest as both teams didn't create many scoring opportunities - In the first half The Boot Baldock scored the only goal of the game with a good strike from just inside the box. Despite some heavy pressure from Athletico towards the end of the game their defence held firm and they recorded a famous victory. Did Athletico have a good shout for a penalty kick right on 90 minutes??  - 

For The Boot to win this game after losing 27-0 over the two league games this season puts them high up in the local football achievement of the year award category..This was their seventh victory in twenty league and cup games played this season. 


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