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  December 2018 News
Saturday 26th
Hinckley AFC 1 - 5 Heather St Johns
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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