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  April 2016 News
Saturday 23rd
Hinckley AFC 1 - 4 Coventry Copsewood
Atletico's final home game of the season ended in chaos as the match was abandoned on 70 minutes, after referee Paul Hands showed his fourth red card of the match to Luke Richards after he made a headbutt gesture towards the referee.

From a Hinckley point of view the decisions from the referee were harsh, but the players did not help themselves by reacting badly, borne out of frustration, at the decisions of the referee.

The match itself saw Hinckley take a 1-0 lead early on and then Copsewood equalised through a penalty. Lee Thomas was then showed a second yellow card for a foul, and before the match had restarted,on the advice of his linesman, the referee showed a straight red card to Marcus Jackson for an alleged offence in the area whilst waiting for the free kick. Sam Agar, substitute striker was also shown a yellow at the same time whilst warming up on the touchline.

With Copsewood having a two man advantage they took a 1-4 lead, before Agar scored a second goal for AFC. The Coventry keeper rolled the ball out of his area, but hit Agar, who then tapped into the empty net. After first consulting with his linesman who awarded the goal, the referee deemed that it was a foul and disallowed the goal. Agar was shown a second yellow for protesting about the legality of the goal, and unexplicably Luke Richards then made a headbutt gesture towards the referee, for which he was quite rightly shown a red card, and the referee decided to halt the game.

Hinckley AFC immediately suspended Luke Richards and will hold an internal investigation, whilst the club is to be investigated by the Leicestershire and Rutland FA. The Midland League committee ruled that in accordance with rule 8.3.4, the result will stand without need to replay the match.

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