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Competition: England Non League Premier: Southern Central
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Top Field (4000 seats)

Non League Premier: Southern Central: We're expecting an absorbing and vital fight between Hitchin Town and Needham Market at Top Field. This duo need points like a fish needs water!

Insights:
  • Hitchin Town have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their matches.
  • Needham Market have yet to win a game.

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Hitchin Town form and stats

The overall Non League Premier: Southern Central statistics playing at home this season for Hitchin Town are 2-0-3 (wins-draws-losses). Two defeats in a row at home hurts for Hitchin Town, their manager M. Burke and the supporters. There are certain expectations for improvement.

The Hitchin fans got no joy from their last match, a Non League Premier: Southern Central game also here at Top Field: A 0-2 defeat against Coalville Town (placed 2nd).

2-2 away at Hednesford Town before that.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Hitchin Town as they are travelling to their away game against St Ives Town in the Non League Premier: Southern Central. That match is three days after this one.

The Hitchin fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 5 in 5 matches. Hitchin Town have conceded 10 goals in these home games, a significant number.

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Needham Market form and stats

The visitors are W0-D2-L2 on the road this term. That's in the Non League Premier: Southern Central. The Needham Market manager K. Horlock is a generous human being, having led his team to five draws in a row during the last 49 days.

Needham's last game ended in a draw, the home match versus Redditch United that finished 1-1.

A 2-2 draw was the result before that, hosting Barwell.

A new game in only three days for Needham, the Non League Premier: Southern Central home match versus Biggleswade Town. Busy days.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Needham have scored 5 goals in 4 league games away. Needham Market have conceded 8 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

Stats for the previous six meetings featuring these two sides are: one win for Hitchin, two draws and three wins for Needham Market. Over 2,5 goals: four times; under 2,5 goals: two games.

Hitchin Town missing players

Needham Market missing players

Hitchin Town Needham Market
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
10 5 3 Played P 1 4 9
2 2 2 Won W 0 0 0
1 0 0 Drew D 1 2 6
7 3 1 Lost L 0 2 3
10 5 5 Scored S 1 5 11
20 10 6 Conceded C 1 8 15
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
90% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 89%
70% 60% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 50% 44%
30% 20% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 25% 33%
10% 20% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 25% 11%
60% 40% 67% BTTS BTTS 100% 75% 78%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
40% 60% 33% Failed to Score F T 0% 25% 22%
 
1.9 1.4 0.7 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 3.6
2.3 2.4 2.7 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 3.2
0.1 0.2 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 1
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
4.1 4.4 4.7 Shots (avg) S ( 0 0 8.6
2 2.2 2.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 0 3.8
43% 45% 71% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 26%
Key stats in Non League Premier: Southern Central this season:
  • All of Hitchin Town's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • All of Needham Market's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Hitchin Town have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their matches.
  • Hitchin Town have won significantly less corners at home than away.
  • Hitchin Town haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Needham Market have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their matches.
  • Needham Market have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Needham Market have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Needham Market have yet to win a game.
  • Needham Market haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Peterborough Sports 10 9 0 1 30 10 5 4 0 1 16 7 5 5 0 0 14 3 20 27
2 Coalville Town 11 8 2 1 24 9 6 5 1 0 13 3 5 3 1 1 11 6 15 26
3 Royston Town 10 6 2 2 22 10 4 2 1 1 7 3 6 4 1 1 15 7 12 20
4 Banbury United 8 6 2 0 19 8 6 4 2 0 16 8 2 2 0 0 3 0 11 20
5 Hednesford Town 11 5 4 2 17 13 6 3 3 0 11 7 5 2 1 2 6 6 4 19
6 Tamworth 8 5 1 2 16 9 3 2 1 0 10 2 5 3 0 2 6 7 7 16
7 Rushall Olympic 9 4 3 2 15 13 5 2 2 1 8 6 4 2 1 1 7 7 2 15
8 Alvechurch 10 4 2 4 11 9 6 4 1 1 8 2 4 0 1 3 3 7 2 14
9 Leiston 8 4 1 3 14 11 4 2 1 1 8 6 4 2 0 2 6 5 3 13
10 Bromsgrove Sporting 9 4 1 4 9 14 5 3 0 2 6 8 4 1 1 2 3 6 -5 13
11 Stratford Town 8 4 0 4 13 12 5 3 0 2 8 7 3 1 0 2 5 5 1 12
12 Redditch United 11 3 3 5 11 16 6 2 1 3 5 9 5 1 2 2 6 7 -5 12
13 Biggleswade Town 9 3 2 4 16 13 4 3 0 1 12 6 5 0 2 3 4 7 3 11
14 AFC Rushden & Diamonds 9 3 2 4 10 13 5 2 0 3 5 8 4 1 2 1 5 5 -3 11
15 Barwell 11 2 4 5 16 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2 4 5 16 24 -8 10
16 Lowestoft Town 10 3 1 6 15 25 5 3 0 2 9 9 5 0 1 4 6 16 -10 10
17 St Ives Town 11 2 3 6 14 29 6 1 1 4 6 18 5 1 2 2 8 11 -15 9
18 Stourbridge 11 1 5 5 14 22 6 0 4 2 6 9 5 1 1 3 8 13 -8 8
19 Hitchin Town 10 2 1 7 10 20 5 2 0 3 5 10 5 0 1 4 5 10 -10 7
20 Needham Market 9 0 6 3 11 15 5 0 4 1 6 7 4 0 2 2 5 8 -4 6
21 Nuneaton Town 11 1 1 9 12 24 5 1 1 3 8 11 6 0 0 6 4 13 -12 4

Read more about Non League Premier: Southern Central

The Southern Football League consists of four divisions: Central Division and South Division (at the seventh highest division level of English football) and Division One Central / Division One South (eight highest level). Teams come from the South West of England, southern Midlands and South Wales.