Cadbury Athletic melted away as Hinckley scored five goals in an eight goal thriller, maintaining
a nine match unbeaten league run, both team finishing with 10 men.
AFC went ahead after 20 minutes after some great work by Ryan Seal on the right of the penalty area, and
dribbled the ball around keeper Reece Francis before chipping the ball to the in running Javia
Roberts who headed into goal. Neither side created much until just before half time where the
game suddenly let off fireworks. Cadbury equalised on 37 minutes when Craig Oldfield netted, but
weren't on level terms for long as minutes before half time AFC hit them with a
quick brace of goals. Lee Thomas drifted inside from the left wing and received the ball
on the edge of the area, taking it to the goal area then curling a shot across Francis
and into the far corner of the net. Then immediately from the restart, AFC win possession
and Paul Sullivan does the work on the left of the area taking the ball around two defenders
before crossing low to the back post for the unmarked Seal to tap into the goal, giving Hinckley
a two goal cushion at half time.
Lee Butler kept Francis on his toes with an early free kick forcing a save before the cushion
was reduced again 5 minutes into the second half as Cadbury got a second goal. Odane Barnes
beat the offside trap and broke through the defence firing into goal when one on one with Whitcombe.
Cadbury were reduced to 10 men just before the hour with Deon Colstock involved in an off the ball
incident with Butler for which the ref produced a straight red card. Sullivan capitalised on
the man advantage as he ran at the Cadbury defence and was hauled down just outside the area.
Sullivan lined up the free kick and forced Francis into a great diving save, unfortunately for the
Cadbury keeper as he pushed the ball away it hit Oldfield and trickled back into the goal.
Sullivan then turned provider again for Seal in an almost carbon copy of the third goal, with a
tricky run into the area to the byline, crossing to the back post for Seal to net his second and
Hinckley's fifth. It was then the turn of AFC to lose a player as Tom McCrystal went into a sliding
tackle with two feet and the ref deemed it to be dangerous play showing the player a straight red card.
Cadbury reduced the deficit scoring a consolation goal late on as Stuart Butcher fired in across
Whitcombe, but Atletico held on to the two gol cushion and extended the unbeaten league run to nine
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