Atletico were dumped out of the FA Vase at the Butts Park rugby ground as Coventry eased
past Hinckley going 4 up in the first half.
With the shock departure of the management team 24 hours earlier Dave Gunn took responsibility
and the team saw Anton Daniels make his debut. However it would be Coventry United that produced
all the action as they dominated the first half. 15 minutes in and a free kick into box was half
cleared to former AFC player Jamal Clarke just inside area, who fired through the crowd past
George Warren giving United the lead. Minutes later and it was doubled when Kyle Carey crossed deep
from right to far left of the goal area where Arum Soleman waited unmarked to loop a header over
the stranded Warren. On the half hour Jake Holt tried a speculative shot from outside area which
was blocked then only half cleared straight back to Holt who shot low through the crowded
area, the ball sneaking just inside the post as Warren was unsighted, making it 3 for United as
they took control of the game. As half time approached Hinckley forced a number of corners from
which Jordan Wilson nearly forced a goalback, but Bunn savedhis chance with his legs, and from that
United broke away down the right and a long ball central from the half way line saw Carey beat
the offside trap and take the ball around Warren slotting into goal, for a 4-0 half time lead.
With no miracle on the horizon for AFC, United were content to sit back take no risks and defend
their way through to the fourth round. This they did with relative ease as Hinckley struggled to
breakdown two solid banks of 4, the closest effort being a long range shot from Jason Lee. So AFC
bowed out of this years FA Vase and look forward to consolidation for the remainder of the season.
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