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  February 2016 News
Tuesday 16th
Hinckley AFC 3 - 2 Bolehall Swifts
AFC played their fourth game in eight days, and it showed in a below par performance against a determined Bolehall Swifts, but ultimately did enough to win all 3 points.

After a strength sapping game against Coventry United at the weekend, it was a little bit of an anti climax on a freezing cold night at St John's Park and Bolehall were a team determined to take advantage. Indeed they started much the better, created more chances and Atletico were dependent on breakaway attempts. Tom Cross was worked in goal by attempts from Benn Minshull, Nick Hadley and Danny Hales, but it was AFC who took the lead on the half hour when Tom Bates played in Javia Roberts on the right of the area, who turned inside and slotted past McNulty when one-on-one. Then shortly before half time Luke Richards saw his header from a corner cleared off the line leaving a 1-0 half time score.

Bolehall came out for the second half more determined and took the game to Hinckley for the first 15 minutes of the half. It was no surprise when they equalised just after the hour, Minshull scoring an excellent goal, direct from a free kick around the wall and into the far corner. The lead was short lived as this woke Hinckley from their slumber, and went in front again 5 minutes later as Richards took the ball down the left came into the area and powerfully beat McNulty at his near post. Moments later it was three goals for Hinckley, thanks to Marco Adaggio dribbling the ball past Jon Obi in the area with the Bolehall skipper clipping the forward, and the ref awarded a penalty, with Ryan Seal stepping up to slot the spot kick into goal. Bolehall were given the slightest glimmer of hope in the last 10 minutes when the AFC defence went walkabout and gifted Minshull a free run on goal, with the Swifts striker calmly lifting the ball over a stranded Cross. Hinckley however shut up shop and played out the remaining minutes to take a vital 3 points.

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