Sam Agar went nap setting an AFC record of scoring 5 goals in a match as Atletico
comprehensively beat Stafford Town 9-0, registering this season highest home score.
In a game where AFC dominated from start to finish, the writing was on the wall for
Stafford before the first quarter had past, with Sam Agar scoring a 10 minute hatrick.
The first came in the first minute, after Lee Butler did well to beat his man and cross
low with Agar getting a deft touch to guide the ball past the young Stafford keeper Sam
Leeming. His second came 5 minutes later running through the Stafford defence then taking
the ball past Leeming and slotting into goal and on 11 minutes completing his hatrick as
Marcus Jackson's lifted the ball over the Stafford back line and Agar nipped in between
defender and keeper and fired into goal. Sean Williams thought he had added a fourth when
he headed in a Butler free kick, but saw it ruled out for offside. However on the half hour
Ryan Seal did add the fourth when he brought the ball to the edge of the area and curled
an unstoppable shot around keeper Leeming. Seal then turned provider for Agar to score his
fourth goal putting the ball on a plate for him to tap home from six yards out giving Hinckley
a 5-0 half time lead.
Agar wrote himself into AFC history by becoming the first player to score 5 goals in a match
just 3 minutes into the second half as Butler placed the ball behind the Stafford central
defence and the striker out-paced his marker firing past Leeming. The Agar/Seal partnership
was fruitful again on the hour when Agar weighted his pass perfectly for Seal who controlled
the ball with his first touch then scored from 15 yards with his second touch. With 10 minutes
remaining the icing was added to the victory with two excellent solo goals, first for Williams
when he received the ball on the edge of the area and fired into goal from 18 yards, then minutes
later Isaac Cooper made it nine for AFC with another long range strike out of the reach of
Leeming and into goal off the woodwork. Stafford to their credit never gave up and could
have a had a late consolation goal from Dan Jones but his long range effort beat Tom Cross,
and then cannoned off the post and was cleared to safety. Hinckley held on to another clean
sheet and the nine goals brought the seasons league tally to one hundred goals.
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