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  September 2015 News
Saturday 12th
Hinckley AFC 2 - 1 Redditch United
With 60 plus places separating the sides Atletico pulled off the shock of the round by beating Southern League Premier Redditch United in this 1st qualifying round of the FA Cup.

Redditch obviously started as clear favourites and they were out of the blocks straight away pushing Hinckley back into their own half, comfortably holding possession and passing the ball around. However United were rocked on 10 minutes when Jordan Nadat broke free from the midfield and his snap shot was saved by Stuart Parson, only to fall to Nathan Walker who squared to Marco Adaggio to blast into the roof of the net from close range. Despite being a goal down Redditch still held the possession and controlled the tempo of the game, but were let down in the final third of the pitch. Former Hinckley United forward Dan Dubidat forced Sam Arnold to save his free kick and Dubidat again made the AFC keeper stretch full length to push another effort onto the cross bar. For all their possession though United didn't take advantage, and were further stunned just after the half hour when Sean Williams caught the back line unaware, robbed the ball off George Carline, ran at goal from the right wing and with Parsons expecting the cross, Williams powered the ball past the United keeper at his near post making it 2-0 to the underdogs. Redditch did get themselves back into the game just before half time after a goalmouth melee, the ball fell to Robbie Bunn who powered through the crowded area past Arnold leaving the half time score 2-1 to AFC.

The goal for Redditch should have spurred them on, but as the second half wore on, they seemed to lose heart and lost shape and momentum. Adaggio was released by Luke Richards but failed to connect properly, then Nadat had the ball in the net from Richards low cross, but was ruled out for offside. Nadat struck again stairght at Parsons, before Redditch realised they were going out and threw everything forward. In the final minutes Hinckley had their backs to the wall, with Arnold again pushing the ball onto the woodwork, and Rico Taylor was in the right place at the right time to clear an effort off the line. In the final minute Dominic Smith was forced into a professional foul for which he received a red card, and then Hinckley had to endure an incredible 8 minutes of injury time, but Redditch failed to get a shot on target with their numerical advantage and Atletico held on for an historic win and scenes of jubilation at the final whistle from all involved with the club.

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