“Our games against Hitchin Town have started to become our more regular friendlies, and it’s one of our local teams. It’s nice to play against them and help them with their crowds, and for us, we aren’t travelling too far and we get a good fixture.
“Hitchin were aggressive, which gave us a good chance to work on our build-up play and creativity under pressure. We should’ve gone into half-time a few goals up, but the first-half performance was full of hard work.
“Our build-up play wasn’t always as good as I would’ve liked it to have been and we lacked composure and taking the sting out of the game, but the players are starting to see that the conditioning they did over pre-season is paying off.
“We started the second half well, kept possession and played with a bit more control and patience. We were trying to provoke the opposition to play through them and we dominated the second half. We could’ve gone and scored a few more, but we weren’t able to break them down which we will take back to the training ground.