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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