Merthyr Town's promotion hopes ended by Hitchin Town

Football

Merthyr Town's hopes of promotion to the National League South are over after they were beaten by Hitchin Town in a penalty shoot-out.

Kayne McLaggon gave the home side the lead but Robbie Burns equalised for Hitchin in the Southern League Premier Division play-off semi-final.

With no further goals in normal time and extra time, Hitchin won 4-1 on penalties.

They will face Leamington in the final on Monday, 1 May.

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