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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