With the final game of January against Southam United being snowed off, Atletico completed
another month unbeaten, and that run now stretches back 15 games, over the last 3 months.
The last competitive match that Hinckley lost was against Alvechurch in the JW Hunt
Charity cup, at the end of October. The draw at home to Pilkington in January ended
the AFC winning streak, which had begun away at Coventry Copsewood back in November
and lasted for 8 matches.
With an excellent win in the A5 derby over Nuneaton Griff, AFC were in confident mood
for the trip to league leaders Highgate United, however the weather put paid to that
anticipated game. But AFC kept their winning ways the following week and exacted sweet
revenge over Uttoxeter Town, winning comfortably at the Oldfields Ground, even when having
Avun Jephcott sent off at half time, making up for our clubs first league defeat of the
After Pilkington had earned a good draw at Stade de St John, Hinckley came up against Andy
Yarnold in inspired form as the Pershore keeper saved two penalties, but Dom Smith rose
highest in injury time to head a Hinckley winner. Injury time goals are always the best.
Not all Hinckley's achievements have been on the pitch. The club and community came
together when the supporters held a 'sleep out' raising money and awareness for
the homeless in Hinckley. A fundraising event where the supporters slept out in tents
at Gadsby's Bar, with a donation being made to Lawrence House Homeless Hostel and
a collection for the Hinckley Food Bank. This also kept the media spotlight on the
proposed 'sell off' of areas of the De Montfort Park complex, and encouraged dialogue
between the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council Community consortium and the owners