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  February 2016 News
Saturday 27th
Hinckley AFC 2 - 0 Cadbury Athletic
AFC continued their push for FA Cup qualification, and eventually broke down Cadbury as their resolute defence melted away late in the second half, with goals from David Blenkinsop and Balil Yafai on his debut, securing all 3 points.

Cadbury had clearly got a game plan in mind and straight from the kick off packed the midfield sat deep and allowed Hinckley to have a lot of possession but having the numbers back to prevent any real threat. This ultimatley led to a stalemate for the half where AFC were crowded out and Cadbury showed little desire to get forward. So much so that there was only 1 real save made by Cadbury's Fraser Oliver when he tipped over Ryan Seal's long range effort.

The start of the second half was pretty much the same, however a switch in formation half way through, combined with the substitution of Blenkinsop, saw Hinckley start to create more chances as Cadbury seemed to struggling to adapt to the extra front man. Luke Richards was unlucky to connect properly with a Javia Roberts cross, and Hinckley forced a series of corners as they kept the pressure on the Cadbury goal. AFC took the lead with a quarter hour remaining after Cadbury failed to clear a corner and Marcus Jackson played in Roberts on the left, who charged into the area and fired goalwards, with Oliver making the save, but Blenkinsop was closest to force home the rebound. With the game plan now out of the window for Cadbury they were forced forward in search of an equaliser, which left gaps at the back for Hinckley's wide men to exploit. With minutes left, such a gap was used and a cross to the far goal area saw the young Bilal Yafai, making his debut as a second half substitute, unmarked to blast the ball into the roof of the net sealing the 3 points for Hinckley.

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