Despite a bitterly cold evening nearly 200 people braved the cold to attend this game, held to celebrate the memory of Vince Paige, a club co founder and stalwart who passed away a year ago, and the formal opening of the new floodlights at Pixmore. Proceeds enabled a large contribution to be made to the British Heart Foundation. Before the game players and spectators joined in a 1 minute clapping in memory of Vince.
The game itself provided good entertainment for spectators. Eagles went ahead early in the game when Charlie Thake scored emphatically from a penalty, and Eagles were good value for holding this lead until half time. Second half Eagles replaced most of their current first team with players from the past managed by Roy Boon, who formed part of the most successful ever Letchworrh Eagles senior team winning 3 cups and becoming league runners up in a single season. They did well to hold a Hitchin side which itself made a few changes at half time, but in the final stages Eagles conceded a late goal to take the game into penalties. Despite both keepers pulling off some fine saves Hitchin emerged as the first winners of the trophy, kindly donated by Macron Store Letchworth