Oh Dear. Oh very dear. Atletico were smashed down from the weekend high and were
on the receiving end of a battering from Uttoxeter Town, conceding 5 goals in the
second half, and earning a massive wake up call in the process.
Uttoxeter started the better team and continued pretty much through out the match
in control of the game. Hinckley's defence for whatever reason just couldn't cope
and the midfield dropped deeper and deeper, and could not play their own passing game.
Uttoxeter took the lead early on and never looked like losing the game after that. The
very impressive Matt Redshaw was unmarked at the far post to tap in a cross from the
right. Hinckley were level minutes later when John Melligan was sandwiched in the
area and the ref awarded the penalty, for Melligan to convert himself. The only other
surprise in the first half was that Uttoxeter did not add to their scoring and half
time came at 1-1.
Uttoxeter made up for the goals in the second half, as Hinckley's discipline and shape
lost all cohesion. The right flank was a good outlet for Uttoxeter and Redshaw seemed
to have free roam of it. On 50 minutes he ran down the flank, around his marker and
crossed to the back post for Kyle Esplin to blast into goal. This was followed 15 minutes
later with Redshaw scoring his second, again from a right wing cross. With Hinckley in
complete disarray, so went the discipline, with 15 minutes remaining John Clapp bundled
over a Town striker in the box and the ref gave the second penalty of the night. Jack
Holley scored his first from the penalty spot. With Uttoxeter looking like they could
score with every attack, Alex Woods added a fifth with 5 minutes remaining before Holley
rounded off the scoring again from the penalty spot right on time, after keeper Sam Arnold
seemed to have got the ball, but the ref judged him to have taken the player in the area.
Holley scored the resulting penalty and the ref put Hinckley out of their misery and blew
the final whistle. I'd like to say the result flattered Uttoxeter, but it didn't, so I can't.
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