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  April 2017 News
 
Saturday 1st
 
Hinckley AFC 2 - 0 Coventry Copsewood
Football was the loser, but Atletico finally ground down Copsewood, scoring two second half goals, shattering their tactics to thwart any kind of football match breaking out.

Copsewood had clearly come to defend a point and from the kick off packed men across the back line looking to frustrate the Hinckley attack. AFC had plenty of possession but when in the final third couldn't break through the packed rear guard. There were a few chances, notably when Paul Sullivan forced Dale O'Donnell into an early save down to his left, before Sean Williams crossed low over the face of goal, but Francino Francis on his League debut for AFC couldn't convert. Copsewood's only notable chance of the first half came when a long ball saw Dave Akinuli through on-on-one with Haydn Whitcombe, the AFC keeper smothering the ball at his feet.

Ryan Seal hit the crossbar early on in the second half, and Coventry's game plan was out the window just after the hour when the Hinckley captain scored the opening goal. As the ball was crossed in O'Donnell parried it but only as far as Seal who simply tapped into the unguarded net. 10 minutes later and the lead was doubled, Javia Roberts ran down the right, turned his marker and crossed hard and low into the goal area where O'Donnell looked to drop on the ball, but only succeeded in diverting it into his own goal. As AFC looked to increase their goal difference JJ Melligan forced O'Donnell into a save when one-on-one and Roberts was tackled in the area, seemingly a foul, but the referee judged it as fair. Copsewood offered nothing but a long ball every now and then up to Akinuli, that was easily dealt with and ultimately AFC won comfortably in the end.

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