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  March 2017 News
Thursday 9th
Hinckley AFC 6 - 1 Rocester
A Ryan Seal hatrick helped put Atletico comfortably into the Semi Finals of the League Cup conquering the Romans in this Thursday night football goal feast.

However it didn't look like it was going to be such a dominant score line for AFC at the start, as from the off Rocester put in some hard tackles one of which up-ended Chad Degville-Cross, and with Hinckley players calling for the foul Oliver Roome was played in on goal slotting under Whitcombe in just the third minute. AFC composed themselves and stepped up the tempo with some one touch football in an attempt to counter the Rocester style. The equaliser came on the quarter hour when James Williams won the ball in midfield and fed Sam Agar with his back to goal, who back heeled into the path of Sean Williams and his diagonal shot beat Richard Froggat and was forced over the line by Seal sliding in at the far post. 10 minutes later and Hinckley had the lead, thanks to some awful defending, as James Williams overlapped on the left and fired a low cross into the goal area where Darren Bullock put his foot on the ball almost on the goal line, but as the man mountain defender decided what to do next Sean Williams nipped in and tapped the ball into the net. Ryan Seal was unlucky not to make it 3 when Agar fed him into the left channel he rounded the keeper and as his shot from a tight angle headed towards goal a defender managed to make it back and clear off the line. No matter, as Seal did make it 3 with 10 minutes to go before half time when Degville-Cross chased a ball to the line and chipped a ball up to the back post for Agar to head back inside where Seal volleyed into goal from 8 yards out.

Hinckley continued with the attacking play for the second half, with Agar first heading onto the cross bar then making Froggat produce a finger tip save. Agar did eventually get the goal his work rate deserved after the hour when he went on a solo run through the Romans defence taking our two defenders then guiding the ball past Froggat as he raced out of goal. The tie was well and truly finished with 15 minutes left as Agar again turned provider for Seal, leaving the Hinckley Captain with time and space on the edge of the area and he curled the ball into the bottom far corner completing his hatrick scoring Hinckley's fifth goal. All that was left was to put the icing on the cake, and that was provided by Paul Sullivan on as a second half substitute, having been out with an injury since early December. His first chance was a log range shot that came crashing back off the cross bar, but then added the sixth goal with a delightful chip from the edge of the area that was weighted perfectly to drop over Froggat and into the net. This now sets up an all Leicestershire Semi Final against Aylestone based St Andrews.

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