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  September 2018 News
Saturday 1st
Chelmsley Town 1 - 2 Hinckley AFC
A second half penalty save by Adam Harrison and a 25 yard thunderbolt from Louis Hamilton separated Atletico from Chelsmley as AFC continued their unbeaten league start.

After Toby Moore had departed for Carlton Town in the week, Josh Spencer finally had his International clearance and slotted right into the gap left by Moore. With Ryan Grant suspended, Richard Hanslow signed from Stapenhill in the week, also made his debut as the lone striker. Surprisingly on a 3G surface the first half was pretty laboured with both teams seemingly cancelling each other out and few goal chances. And when the goal for Chelmsley finally came in the 41st minute it was due to poor marking from the AFC defence, as a ball from the right was crossed low, going through everybody in the area without being cleared to the far post where the unmarked Harry Sweeney blasted the ball into the net.

Atletico brought on Matt Ancliff at the start of the second half and his left wing runs made an immediate impact, forcing a corner in the first minute after the restart. Tom Maddison played the corner central where it dropped nicely at the feet of Spencer finishing from close range, scoring on debut. Antcliff continued to be the difference in the second half keeping Chelmsley on the back foot, however just after the hour Chelmsley broke away and were awarded a penalty after a clumsy late challenge. Chris Gummery stepped up to give his side the lead again, though Adam Harrison dived to his right and pushed the ball away and was cleared to safety. And from that clearance AFC broke away down the right and the ball was quickly switched to the left as Antcliff came running into the area firing at goal, forcing James Kelly into a superb save at his near post, then made a second excellent save from point blank range as Antcliff followed up. From the resulting corner Maddison played to the near post but the ball was half cleared only as far Louis Hamilton standing outside the area who fired the ball from 25 yards out across the goal, the ball curling in to the top corner off the inside of the post. The first contender for the goal of the season. This took the wind out of Chelmsley and they didn't threaten really until the final minutes as they pushed forward and AFC sat deep, though not being able to create any goal chances the match finished a hard fought away win for Hinckley.

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