List of Hitchin Town F.C. seasons

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Hitchin Town Football Club is an English semi-professional football club based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. They compete in the Southern Football League's Premier Division. Founded in 1928 and known as "The Canaries", Hitchin Town have been based at Top Field since their foundation.

Key[edit]

Top scorer and number of goals scored shown in bold when he was also top scorer for the division.

  • Average home attendance = for league games only

Seasons[edit]

Year League Lvl Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Position Leading league scorer FA Cup FA Trophy Average home
attendance
Name Goals Res Rec Res Rec
1871–72 did not enter R2 0-1-1 not held
1872–73 did not enter R1 0-0-1 not held
Did not enter any major competitions in the 1873–74 season
1874–75 did not enter R1 0-0-1 not held
1875–76 did not enter scratched not held
Did not enter any major competitions between 1876 and 1887
1887–88 did not enter R1 0-0-1 not held
1888–89 did not enter scratched not held
Did not enter any major competitions between 1889 and 1898
1898–99 did not enter QR1 1-0-1 not held
1899–1900 did not enter QR1 0-0-1 not held
1900–01 did not enter scratched not held
1901–02 South Eastern League did not enter not held
1902–03 did not enter not held
1903–04 QR3 2-0-1 not held
1904–05 QR5 2-0-1 not held
1905–06 24 8 4 12 53 65 –12 20 8th of 13 QR2 1-1-1 not held
1906–07 24 8 3 13 35 79 –44 19 10th of 13 QR3 1-2-1 not held
1907–08 33 4 3 26 34 146 –112 11 18th of 18 PR 0-0-1 not held
1908–09 Spartan League
Eastern Division
1 0 0 1 0 6 –6 0 withdrew did not enter not held
1909–10 Spartan League
Division B
10 3 0 7 12 29 –17 6 5th of 6 did not enter not held
1910–11 Spartan League 18 1 2 15 17 74 –57 2 10th of 11
2 points deducted
did not enter not held
Club folded in 1911. Club re-founded in 1928.
1928–29 Spartan League
Division Two (East)
6 24 41 2nd of 13
Promoted
not held
1929–30 Spartan League
Division One
26 31 4th of 14 not held
1930–31 26 41 2nd of 14
Promoted
not held
1931–32 Spartan League
Premier Division
24 29 4th of 13 not held
1932–33 26 27 8th of 14 not held
1933–34 26 28 5th of 14 not held
1934–35 Spartan League not held
1935–36 not held
1936–37 not held
1937–38 not held
1938–39 not held
1939–40 Athenian League 4 2 2 0 0 14 2 +12 4 Season abandoned not held
No competitive football played during World War Two
1945–46 Athenian League 26 10 1 15 61 68 –7 21 10th of 14 not held
1946–47 26 11 5 10 64 63 +1 27 6th of 14 QR4 3-1-1 not held
1947–48 26 10 4 12 43 71 –18 24 11th of 14 QR2 2-0-1 not held
1948–49 26 9 7 10 44 46 –2 25 7th of 14 QR3 3-2-1 not held
1949–50 26 12 5 9 44 50 –6 29 6th of 14 QR3 3-0-1 not held
1950–51 30 6 6 18 47 75 –28 18 15th of 16 QR3 3-0-1 not held
1951–52 30 5 1 24 36 111 –75 11 16th of 16 QR1 0-0-1 not held
1952–53 26 8 8 14 37 56 –19 20 11th of 14 QR3 3-0-1 not held
1953–54 26 16 3 7 58 32 +26 35 2nd of 14 QR4 3-2-1 not held
1954–55 26 6 9 11 44 60 –16 21 12th of 14 QR1 1-0-1 not held
1955–56 28 7 4 17 47 74 –27 18 15th of 15 QR4 3-1-1 not held
1956–57 28 10 5 13 67 73 –6 25 10th of 15 QR3 3-1-1 not held
1957–58 30 12 6 12 52 65 –13 30 9th of 16 PR 0-0-1 not held
1958–59 30 8 8 14 37 52 –15 24 14th of 16 R1 4-2-1 not held
1959–60 30 11 6 13 55 57 –5 28 10th of 16 QR1 0-0-1 not held
1960–61 30 15 6 9 81 52 +29 36 5th of 16 R1 4-0-1 not held
1961–62 30 15 4 11 85 71 +14 34 6th of 16 QR4 3-0-1 not held
1962–63 30 16 3 11 74 61 +13 35 5th of 16 QR2 1-1-1 not held
1964–65 Isthmian League 5 38 13 9 16 61 66 –5 35 11th of 20 QR3 2-1-1 not held
1965–66 38 6 8 24 57 118 –61 20 18th of 20 QR2 1-0-1 not held
1966–67 38 8 6 24 39 89 –50 22 19th of 20 QR1 0-0-1 not held
1967–68 38 14 9 15 61 73 –12 37 12th of 20 QR3 2-1-1 not held
1968–69 38 23 10 5 67 41 +26 56 2nd of 20 QR3 2-0-1 not held
1969–70 38 19 10 9 71 40 +31 48 7th of 20 QR3 2-0-1 did not enter
1970–71 40 12 9 17 46 60 –14 33 12th of 21 QR2 1-2-1 did not enter
1971–72 42 17 10 13 68 66 +2 44 10th of 22 QR1 0-1-1 did not enter
1972–73 42 15 9 18 52 64 –12 39 16th of 22 QR2 2-0-1 did not enter
1973–74 Isthmian League
Division One
5 42 15 10 17 68 73 –5 55 13th of 22 R2 5-4-1 did not enter
1974–75 42 15 10 17 57 71 –14 55 12th of 22 R1 4-3-1 R1 4-2-1
1975–76 42 13 11 18 45 57 –12 50 16th of 22 QR4 0-0-1 QR1 0-1-1
1976–77 42 19 6 17 60 66 –6 63 9th of 22 R2 2-5-1 R3 5-2-1
1977–78 Isthmian League
Premier Division
5 42 20 9 13 69 53 +16 69 5th of 22 QR4 0-1-1 R1 1-1-1
1978–79 42 12 11 19 59 71 –12 47 16th of 22 R1 1-0-1 QR3 0-0-1
1979–80 6 42 13 15 14 54 68 –14 54 12th of 22 QR4 0-0-1 QR2 1-1-1
1980–81 42 14 10 18 64 52 +12 52 13th of 22 QR4 3-0-1 R3 5-0-1
1981–82 42 12 11 19 56 77 –21 47 18th of 22 QR1 0-0-1 R1 1-0-1
1982–83 42 11 9 22 49 77 –28 42 20th of 22 QR1 0-0-1 QR3 0-0-1
1983–84 42 16 15 11 58 57 +1 63 6th of 22 QR4 3-0-1 QR3 0-0-1
1984–85 42 10 15 17 55 70 –15 45 20th of 22 QR2 1-1-1 QR1 0-0-1
1985–86 42 11 14 17 53 69 –16 47 17th of 22 QR2 1-3-1 QR1 0-0-1
1986–87 42 13 5 24 56 69 –13 44 20th of 22 QR1 0-0-1 R2 4-2-1
1987–88 42 10 8 24 46 79 –33 38 21st of 22
Relegated
QR1 0-0-1 QR3 2-1-1
1988–89 Isthmian League
Division One
7 40 21 11 8 60 32 +28 74 4th of 21 QR1 1-0-1 QR1 0-0-1
1989–90 42 22 13 7 60 30 +30 79 4th of 22 QR3 3-0-1 QR3 1-1-1
1990–91 42 21 9 12 78 50 +28 72 5th of 22 QR1 0-1-1 QR2 0-1-1
1991–92 40 17 10 13 55 45 +10 61 8th of 21 PR 0-1-1 QR2 1-0-1
1992–93 40 25 7 8 67 29 +38 80 1st of 21
Promoted
QR2 2-0-1 QR2 1-0-1
1993–94 Isthmian League
Premier Division
6 42 21 7 14 81 56 +25 70 8th of 22 QR1 0-0-1 QR1 0-0-1
1994–95 42 18 12 12 68 59 +11 66 5th of 22 R2 5-3-1 QR3 0-0-1
1995–96 42 10 10 22 41 74 −33 40 18th of 22 R2 2-0-1 QR3 0-0-1
1996–97 42 15 7 20 67 73 −6 52 14th of 22 QR4 0-0-1 QR1 0-0-1
1997–98 42 8 15 19 45 62 −17 39 21st of 22
Relegated
QR1 0-0-1 QR3 2-0-1
1998–99 Isthmian League
Division One
7 42 25 10 7 75 38 +37 85 2nd of 22
Promoted
QR1 0-0-1 R5 3-2-1
1999–2000 Isthmian League
Premier Division
6 42 13 11 18 59 72 −13 50 16th of 22 QR4 2-0-1 R1 0-1-1
2000–01 42 18 5 19 72 69 +3 59 10th of 22 QR2 0-2-0 R2 1-1-1
2001–02 42 15 10 17 73 81 −8 55 11th of 22 QR4 2-2-1 R1 0-0-1
2002–03 46 15 13 18 69 67 +2 58 14th of 24 QR2 0-0-1 R2 1-0-1
2003–04 46 13 8 25 55 89 −34 47 20th of 24
Transferred to SFL
QR2 0-1-1 R2 1-1-1
2004–05 Southern Football League
Premier Division
7 42 13 9 20 55 77 −22 48 18th of 22 QR1 0-0-1 R1 0-0-1
2005–06 42 13 12 17 59 76 −17 51 14th of 22 QR3 2-0-1 QR2 1-0-1
2006–07 42 16 9 17 55 68 −13 57 11th of 22 QR3 1-5-0 QR1 0-0-1 294
2007–08 42 12 11 19 46 61 −15 47 18th of 22 QR4 3-2-1 QR3 2-1-1 316
2008–09 42 10 10 22 57 79 −22 40 20th of 22
Relegated
QR3 2-1-1 QR2 1-0-1 338
2009–10 Southern Football League
Division One Midlands
8 42 31 7 4 91 36 +55 100 2nd of 22
Lost in playoff semifinal
QR1 1-1-1 QR3 3-1-1
2010–11 Southern Football League
Division One Central
8 42 26 9 7 107 44 +63 87 2nd of 22
Promoted through playoffs
QR2 2-1-1 PR 0-0-1
2011–12 Southern Football League
Premier Division
7 42 13 12 17 54 57 −3 51 14th of 22 John Frendo 23 QR1 0-0-1 QR2 1-0-1 388
2012–13 42 15 7 20 62 68 −6 52 13th of 22 John Frendo 31 QR3 2-2-1 QR3 2-1-1 338
2013–14 44 16 11 17 63 52 +11 59 13th of 23 Callum Donnelly
Simon Martin
10 QR1 0-1-1 QR1 0-1-1 342
2014–15 44 20 10 14 78 63 +15 70 9th of 23 Jonny McNamara 9 QR2 1-0-1 QR1 0-1-1 391
2015–16 46 24 12 10 78 50 +28 84 3rd of 24
Lost in playoff semifinal
Jonny McNamara 17 QR3 2-2-1 QR3 2-1-1 423
2016–17 46 24 14 8 79 45 +34 86 4th of 24
Lost in playoff final
Robbie Burns 16 QR2 1-1-1 R1 3-1-1 478

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