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  May 2016 News
 
Tuesday 3rd
 
Oakham United 1 - 5 Hinckley AFC
Atletico Hinckley won their first trophy, lifting the Leicestershire Senior Cup, after beating United Counties League side Oakham United comprehensively in the final at Holmes Park, thanks to a captain Ryan Seal hatrick.

Oakham, who play in division one of the United Counties League at the same level as AFC, were considered the underdogs on the night and so it proved to be, despite the valiant efforts of goalkeeper John Feetham, as Hinckley raced into a 3-0 lead within half an hour. First, on 8 minutes, Darious Darkin won the ball about 30 yards from goal and played a defence splitting ball for Ryan Seal to run on to, who controlled it with his first touch and slotted it past Feetham with his second. Seal then played a lovely one-two with Butler who laid the ball back into the area for him, but Feetham saved his shot, before the Oakham stopper did well to stop Sean Williams when one on one. Hinckley scored their second on the quarter hour after a great turn on the ball from Javia Roberts who then crossed to the back post for Isaac Cooper to head into goal. Roberts was then on the score sheet himself after neat work in midfield from Darkin and Seal released the AFC winger to the left edge of the area, who then unleashed an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net. A moment of controversy came next to stop AFC in their stride as Lee Butler was then sent off in an innocuous challenge, with the referee indicating a stamp, though video would later show the diminutive midfielder clearly trying to avoid landing his foot on the player.

Oakham came out for the second half clearly seeing their chance to get back into the game against 10 men, and their leading scorer Lewis Leckie gave them hope 2 minutes into the half, played into the area from the left and he took the ball to the left edge of the goal area scoring past Tom Cross from a tight angle. Though hope was dashed and parity restored a minute later, when Williams and Roberts combined from kick off and played Seal through the middle, who took the ball around Feetham and passed into goal scoring his second and Hinckley's fourth. Seal completed his hatrick on the hour running onto another through ball from Darkin and scoring from 20 yards out. After that goal it was impossible to tell AFC were down to 10 men and Feetham would find himself bust for the rest of the match. He had to be at his very best to tip a Cooper free kick onto the post and away from a corner, and then got down low to a Cooper shot from the right and smothered the ball at the feet of Roberts and finally saving well at the feet of Seal when one-on-one looking for his fourth. AFC couldn't add to the goal tally, but it didn't matter as the final whistle went and joyous scenes followed as Atletico lifted their first piece of silverware.

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