Two late goals for Luke Richards and Kev Thornton gave Atletico the 3 points despite a very
below par performance on the day at Brocton.
Brocton would ultimately be very disappointed with the result considering the amount of possession
they had, but also which they wasted and didn't create enough chances for themselves. In an instantly
forgettable first half the heavy pitch was not conducive to any passing and the match was literally
bogged down in long balls into the corner, as AFC struggled to get a grip and win the second ball.
Even so neither keeper was really tested and the first half was a dour goalless affair.
The second half was not much better in reality, though Brocton did take an early goal, in keeping
with the quality of the game, Jack Edwards didn't connect properly with a free kick, but the ball
did take a low deflection off the defensive wall and crept into goal at Ty Belford's near post.
Belford did though make an excellent save mid way through the half to keep Hinckley in the game,
and this proved vital with 10 minutes remaining. AFC found another gear, and stepped up the game,
as substitute Kev Thornton looked to make an impact. His neat interchange with Steve Hart saw the
latter chip goalwards from a tight angle, with Luke Richards on the line making sure it would go
over by powering his header into the net for the equaliser. Minutes later a sublime piece of skill
on the edge of the area by Thornton won the game for AFC, shifting the ball from one foot to the
other then curling a shot around Adam Jenkins just inside the far post scoring Hinckley's second.
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