Cup woe for Blues – pics added
A 325 crowd saw the Irishman go close with an early effort before chipping Michael Johnson from 20 yards to put the Blues ahead after eight minutes.
Harry Voss and his defence were kept busy, though, with Burns, Smith and Donnelly all going close and the Southern League promotion challengers levelled in the 34th minute when Blues failed to clear from a corner and Will Wright fired home from close range.
Luke Callander saw a header flash wide four minutes later and even Voss was in the penalty area late in the gams as they poured forward for a corner but Hitchin held on to inflict Blues’ seventh straight loss.
Blues XI: Voss, Richefond, Williams, Taiwo, Adebowale, Rogers, Davidson (Kabeya 85), Hickford (Ronto 49), Callander, Kouassi, Greene (Ford 43). Unused sub: Harris.