Heather continued their high scoring form that has taken them to the top of the league, easing
past Atletico with another five goal tally.
AFC had started the brighter and were threatening the Heather goal in the first 5 minutes,
however a medical emergency due to a spectator stopped the game, and held up play for over
half an hour. Most important was the spectator recovered in hospital, but the delay changed
the dynamic of the game and upon the restart Heather had the attacking impetuous. Just before
the half hour a deflected clearance fell nicely for Simeon Cobourne to run onto and gave George
Warren no chance as the leagues top scorer gave Heather the lead. AFC responded as Alando
Lewis made Billy Spink save, and then Spink smothered a through ball from Dave Jones. Heather
though took control of the game on the stroke of half time as a free kick wide of the AFC area
was curled in beautifully by Tom Weale perfectly onto the head of Joe McNulty to score a second
goal for Heather.
Hinckley rose from their slumber for the second half and took the game to Heather for a good spell,
Louis Hamilton getting a goal back 5 minutes into the half as Chris Hollist went on a run down the
left cut inside around two defenders then pulled back for Hamilton to blast home 10 yards out.
AFC were nearly level 10 minutes later when a free kick was headed goal bound by Ryan Murphy,
but somehow Spink pulled off a great save clawing the ball away from underneath the cross bar.
That save was the trigger for Heather to lift their game and just after the hour forced a free
kick on the edge of the AFC area, that Dean Rathbone curled around the wall and Warren made his
own great save diving low to his left to tip the ball away, only for it to fall at the feet of
Josh Willis who scored on the rebound. Hollist again made a great run down the left and Hamilton
was inches away from his cross, but it was Heather that added the final goals in the last 10
minutes to make the score line more flattering. First Cobourne capitalising on hesitant defending
dribbling around a couple of players then slotting past Warren, before Cobourne again driving
at goal saw his shot turned into goal by an AFC defender.
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