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  February 2015 News
Saturday 21st
Lichfield City 0 - 2 Hinckley AFC
Atletico adapted best to the conditions on the day and two excellent individual goals for Nathan Walker and Marco Adaggio beat Lichfield, keeping AFC in second place in the league.

The first twenty minutes of the game was pretty much a non event thanks mainly to a sudden down pour of sleet and rain, making play virtually impossible. In that time Tyrone Clark-O'Connell had weaved his way into the area, gone down under a challenge, and whilst it wasn't really a penalty it certainly wasn't a 'dive' for which the Hinckley winger received a ridiculous yellow card. After the rain, the surface was very sticky and got worse throughout the match. Nathan Walker opened the scoring for AFC on the half hour, receiving a cut back on the edge of the area, with the Lichfield players backing off him, the midfielder let fly from 20 yards curling the ball out of the reach of Jon Clough into the back of the net. The ref then dismissed strong penalty appeals from the Lichfield players as the ball stuck in the mud in the AFC area promting a melee of players trying to get to the ball. The ref was increasingly losing control of the game, and indeed took no action when Justin Nisbett was scythed down from behind with a very late challenge, forcing the right winger to be replaced by Luke Richards just before half time.

The second half became bogged down, literally, in a very muddy midfield, though with Atletico coming down the slope, it was they who created what little goal chances there were. With the game seemingly beginning to 'fizzle out' a moment of brilliance from Adaggio lit it up again. Receiving the ball central 30 yards out, he dribbled past two Lichfield defenders into the area, and as the keeper came out slotted it past him, despite being caught by another very late tackle in the process, doubling Hinckley's lead. Lichfield had no response for this and AFC saw out the last 15 minutes to record their nineteenth game unbeaten, remaining in second place in the table.

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