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  April 2015 News
Saturday 25th
Studley 2 - 5 Hinckley AFC
Atletico had their last away day of the season and got the win they needed to secure 4th place in the league, earning a place in next season's FA Cup.

Studley were not the team they had been at the start of the season and the result may have been different had this game been played when scheduled back in November. However, AFC were now the team in form and looked at one point to run away with the game, but a spirited fight back from Studley kept it competitive. Luke Richards gave Hinckley a 2-0 lead within 25 minutes, first with an unmarked header from a Tyrone Clarke-O’Connell cross, then second from another Clarke-O’Connell deep cross that Richards slotted inside the post from a tight angle. Studley hit back though as the Hinckley defence were a bit casual and Anthony Miller seized on a through ball to slot under Jack Hartopp. Hinckley couldn't convert possession into goals and were hit with a sucker punch on half time as a deep cross from Miller drifted over Hartopp and ended in the net equalising the scores.

Hinckley made no mistake with goal chances in the second half, as right from the restart they dominated play. Marco Adaggio had Atletico back in the lead within minutes when his run from midfield into the Studley area was not checked and he guided the ball through defenders and past the keeper. AFC's 100th league goal of the season was soon to follow and Justin Nisbett had the honour after good work between Richards and Nathan Walker played in Nisbett who showed good control and then fired past the keeper from 15 yards out. Atletico made absolutely sure of the points 5 minutes from time when JJ Melligan's cross was headed in by Adaggio scoring Hinckley's fifth. With news coming from elsewhere that Uttoxeter had lost their game, meant Hinckley could not be caught in 4th place and sealed a successful first season of attaining FA Cup football for next season.

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