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  January 2015 News
Saturday 31st
2015 New Year Round Up
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 season.

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 of land.

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