Friday, January 4, 2013

Early days with Hitchin Football Club Founded 1865

Following my earlier post, When was Football first played in Hertfordshire, Roger added a most useful comment about the origins of the Hitchin Football Club in 1865. He reported that they joined the newly founded Football Association in 1870, and played Crystal Palace in the first round of the first year of the F.A. Cup.

Using the British Newspaper Archive I decided to see what I could find about its early history and found several a detailed report of athletic sports put on by the club in 1867, and two match reports which named the complete team. For full details see Hitchin Football Club.
Pall Mall Gazette, 21 February, 1868
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