A second half blitz from Atletico saw us past a dogged Wolverhampton Sporting, into
the next round of the Vase, including a couple of goals for Jordan Nadat on his return,
plus Darious Darkin's first goal for the club.
The first half was disappointing from a football point of view, Wolves tactics were very
much anti football, swamping the midfield, stifling any ground play and relying on break
aways or set pieces. This resulted in a long ball game with both sides hitting long
into the corner, not very entertaining and few chances for either side. Both of Wolves
first half efforts were well saved by Sam Arnold, and AFC only had one meaningful chance,
but scored the goal with it. Shortly before half time Luke Richards got on the end of a ball
on the left and cross perfectly for Javia Roberts to rise above his much bigger marker
and head home for a half time lead.
With Wolves seemingly having no 'plan B', they opened up to try and get back into the game,
which handed AFC the opportunity to simply pass it around them, which they did with aplomb.
10 minutes into the half Darkin found time and space when running at the retreating
Wolves back line and launched a 25 yard rocket from the right edge of the area flying past
the stationary keeper into the far right top corner, doubling Hinckley's lead. Then sub
Nadat on his return to the club, having re-signed in the week, was in the right place at
the right time to head into goal making it three. Two goals right at the end of the match
added 'gloss' to the scoreline, first with Nadat being played through the left channel,
turned his marker and slotted the ball under the keeper from the left of the goal area.
Then Sean Williams almost on the byline from the left of the area curled an unbelievable
shot through the crowded area, into the goal, breaking the net at the same time.
AFC now move into the 2nd qualifying round of the FA Vase for the first time and will
play Bromyard Town at home on Saturday 3rd October.
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