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  September 2016 News
 
Saturday 23rd
 
Greenwood Meadows 3 - 6 Hinckley AFC
Ryan Seal scored 5 goals, breaking the club goal scoring record in the process, and helped Atletico march into the 1st Round of the FA Vase, scoring 6 goals away from home for the 2nd consecutive week.

However, the game started very poorly for AFC with some lax marking letting in Meadows Austin Wallace, and he showed strength to hold off his marker and slot past Haydn Whitcombe giving Greenwood the lead. Parity was restored minutes later though when Sam Agar allowed Ryan Seal to run onto a ball he guided into his path and Seal's first effort was saved but followed up to score the rebound. After a poor first few minutes AFC began to get a grip on the game and held a lot of possession but without creating too many clear cut chances. Seal saw another effort saved, then he assisted Sam Agar teeing him up but his half volley went wide. Just before half time AFC were awarded a penalty when a cross into the box was handled and Aaron Mitchell was judged to be the offender by the ref, despite the protests of the Meadows players. Seal stepped up to score his and Hinckley's second of the game giving AFC a half time 1-2 lead.

After half time Atletico stepped up a gear and took command of the game, though lazy defending would ultimately make the game seem closer than it was. Within minutes of the restart Lee Butler had made it three for Hinckley as his free kick wide on the left evaded everybody in the penalty area and ended up in the far corner of the net. Despite now having a comfortable lead Hinckley didn't kill off the game and allowed Meadows back in with 20 minutes left as Mitchell was allowed time and space from a free kick to head in Greenwood's second goal. Darious Darkin was provider for the fourth AFC goal evading a tackle and squaring to the unmarked Seal who tapped into the net. And yet Hinckley were pegged back again almost immediately from the kick off with a long ball splitting the central defence and Anthony Atkins took advantage lifting the ball over the stranded Whitcombe. The game wasn't fully put to bed until the final few minutes. A superb run from Darious Darkin created Hinckley's fifth, coming from central midfield going past 3 Meadow tackles to the edge of the area and squaring the ball to Seal to smash into the net, and then right on time Agar holding the ball up and playing in Seal to score his fifth goal of the match and Hinckley's sixth.

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