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  April 2017 News
 
Saturday 22nd
 
Hinckley AFC 4 - 0 Nuneaton Griff
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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