Atletico finish the Home season with a comfortable win over local rivals Nuneaton Griff.
Goals from Sam Agar and Ryan Seal in the first half, with Lee Thomas and Paul Sullivan
scoring in the second.
It was the Griff though that started the better of the teams, with Jack Colley and Harry
Walker-Donovan both forcing Haydn Whitcombe to get his new white keepers kit dirty, as
Nuneaton looked to score the opening goal. That came on the quarter hour slightly against
the run of play with Hinckley's first real chance on goal as Sean Williams timed his through
ball perfectly for Sam Agar to run one-on-one with Courtney Belford and finish low to his
right. From this point on Griff were mainly on the back foot as AFC took a hold of the game.
Javia Roberts forced Belford to push the ball away from the edge of the area, and when Francino
Francis slipped through the left channel unnoticed he could only put the ball into the side netting
from a tight angle. The lead was doubled 10 minutes before half time as a deep cross from
Sean Williams was headed back across goal for Ryan Seal to blast in from close range, taking
the lead into the break.
Griff would have to strike early second half to get back in the game, but Danny Taylor wasted
the chance firing straight into the arms of Whitcombe before Hinckley added the third just after
the hour. Lee Thomas overlapping down the left wing cut inside to the left edge of the area and
drilled the ball low across the face of the goal and into the far corner of the net. With 10
minutes remaining a cool head from substitute Paul Sullivan resulted in Hinckley's fourth,
running into the area he was dispossessed by a defender, but quick thinking saw him win the
ball back, take one touch, and pass the ball past Belford making it four. There was still time
for the young Lewis Riley on as a substitute to run onto a through ball in the area, but the
AFC Youth player was denied his first goal for the senior club by the ankles of Belford just
deflecting his shot away.
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