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  August 2014 News
Saturday 16th
Atletico in Cocoa no show
Hinckley AFC suffered their first away defeat of the season, despite for long periods looking like it might be another big score, but a second half 'no show' gave Cadbury the initiative and they won the game with a goal in the last minutes.

Atletico started much the better of the two teams and had four great chances to take the lead in the first half hour, but came up against keeper Kenny Sanders in inspired form. First he made two excellent stops at the feet of Mark Bellingham when he was through one on one, holding onto the ball both times. Third he got down low to smother a Sean Williams effort when he came into the area from the right and fired goalwards. Finally he was alert to a JJ Melligan long range chance, getting behind it easily. AFC also had two free kicks in decent position, though both were wasted pretty poorly. Cadbury had not been in the game much up to this point apart from the odd breakaway, and it was from one of these they scored their opener. The Atletico defence failed to clear properly despite a couple of attempts to do so and in a melee of players in the area, the ball was blasted past Sam Arnold in the AFC goal. Hinckley responded immediately from the kick off with Sean Williams running down the right, beating his man and moving inside to cross to the far post to James Tindall-Bennett to sidefoot into the net. Giving a half time score of 1-1.

If Atletico ran the first half, then Cadbury ran the second. Having gained confidence from their goal, Cadbury pushed up on Hinckley second half and the AFC midfield began to sit deeper and deeper. Hinckley's chances became rare as the forward players became more isolated. Arnold made a couple of good saves to keep the scores level, but as Cadbury kept the pressure on, you could feel them eventually getting the goal. This they did with two minutes remaining when a break down the left saw a through ball to put their forward one on one with Arnold, and he couldn't stop this chance, leaving Hinckley no time to respond, the game ending with a Cadbury a 2-1 win.

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