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  March 2016 News
Saturday 26th
Hinckley AFC 3 - 1 Pershore Town
3 second half goals from Ryan Seal, Javia Roberts and Luke Richards got Atletico back on winning ways against Pershore, in the quest for a top four place.

In very windy conditions AFC failed to adapt and found most of their early play broke down as through balls were taken by the wind. As a result Andy Yarnold in the Pershore goal was rarely threatened for the first half and it was Pershore who created the better chances. Gareth Evans saw his goal bound shot blocked, Jacob Snape saw an effort dragged wide and then Snape again saw his chance cleared off the line by Greg Pearson. Pershore took the lead 20 minutes in when Dan Ludlow evaded the Hinckley defence and went one on one with Tom Cross and slotted home to go one up. It would be Cross that had Hinckley's next chance as bizarrely from a drop kick the ball was taken by the wind, bounced over the stranded Yarnold, but dropped agonisingly just onto the top of the goal net. Then shortly before half time with obviously the same intent Marcus Jackson tried an effort from long range using the wind, which beat Yarnold but crashed off the bar.

The second half was a different story for AFC, playing against the wind, as the conditions suited their game more and virtually laid seige to the Pershore goal for the half. Just a couple of minutes into the half and Hinckley were level, Sean Williams played a one two in midfield and then released Luke Richards into the penalty area, who then took the ball around Yarnold only to then be dragged down by the keeper. Ryan Seal took responsibility for the spot kick and sent Yarnold the wrong way levelling the scores. Hinckley took the lead after the hour mark with another good move involving Isaac Cooper and Richards down the left with the latter crossing into the area for Javia Roberts to guide the ball past Yarnold at his near post. The points were secured with 8 minutes remaining when again Cooper and Richards combined on the left, with Richards being strong to keep the ball from defenders on the edge of the area, flick the ball over his shoulder and he turned and fired past Yarnold from 15 yards out.

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