A new look Atletico side featuring 4 new players comfortably beat Coventry Alvis in the
swirling wind. Featuring goals on debut for Josh Willis and Kevin Thornton.
Dale Belford had brought in defender Dominic Perkins, goalkeeper Tyrell Belford, and midfielders
Kevin Thornton and Josh Willis who all made their starting debut. It was assistant manager
Rich Lavery who started the scoring in just the second minute when Isaac Cooper used his long
throw on the right side and Lavery at the near post guided his header past Jack Tregarth. That
set the pattern of play for AFC to pretty much attack the entire half. Steve Hart saw his effort
saved, before he was brought down on the right edge of the area, and Thornton lined up the free
kick, curling the ball over the wall and into the top left corner of the goal. The unlucky Hart
saw his long range effort cannon back off the cross bar and then when he did beat Tregarth there
was a defender back on the line to clear away the ball.
5 minutes into the second half and Hinckley did have their third after Cooper went on a left wing
run and crossed perfectly for Willis to convert from close in. Two quick goals after the hour
wrapped the game up, first Willis turned provider laying the ball into Hart who finally got
his goal powering into the area and firing into goal. Then second, Hart again fired goalwards and
Tregarth parried the ball, but only as far as Jake Healy who blasted into goal making it five.
Tregarth continued to make saves keeping the score down to five preventing Hart again, and then
tipping over a Luke Edwards long range effort. Then Ryan Baldwin saw his clever chip beat Tregarth,
but drop just the wrong side of the post leaving the final score at just five goals.
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