Hinckley AFC ended Worksop’s FA Cup dream at Sandy Lane as we succumbed to a 2-1 defeat.
AFC’s goals came from striker Sean Williams and winger Issac Cooper, Worksop were back on level terms for a period through winger Liam Greenfield.
Hinckley AFC striker Williams opened the scoring in the 18th minute, after a superb curling strike from 20 yards out to put the visitors ahead.
There wasn’t many chances during the first half but Worksop had several good opportunities towards the end of the first half. Tigers midfielder Mitch Husbands hit a deflected shot from the edge of the box that fell into the keepers arms.
Moments later Worksop striker Kyle Jordan made a bursting run down the right and manufactured a fine cross onto Blythen’s head, who steered a powerful header towards goal but couldn’t beat AFC keeper Haydn Whitcombe.
Jordan was in amongst the chances again for Worksop in the 41st minute producing a clever chip over the visitors goalkeeper Whitcombe, however Hinckley’s number 1 retreated and managed to catch the ball to keep the score line 1-0.
The Tigers got off to a flyer eleven minutes into the second half, Worksop winger Greenfield carved open a teasing run down the right, the Worksop winger hit a low drive 20 yards out and beat Whitcombe to send Sandy Lane into raptures in front of a brand new stand.
New singing Jake Currie looked a dangerous threat in the second half. Currie caught AFC defender asleep on the ball, the young striker made a surging run towards goal only for the defender to recover well which stopped the striker’s run on goal.
Currie was involved in another Worksop attack moments later making a clever run towards the Hinckley goal creating a fizzing shot that stung Whitcombe’s hands.
Hinckley AFC regained the lead in the 82nd minute after a deflected cross fell kindly to Issac Cooper at the back post who hit a cute volley into the bottom corner.
In the dying stages Worksop were looking for that all important equaliser, Worksop sub Michah Bishop couldn’t convert a 20 yard strike into the corner of the Hinckley goal.
Line up: Kennedy, Hodder, Trench, Thompson, Barnett, Wankiewicz, Greenfield(Parkin), Husbands, Blythen(Currie), Jordon(Bishop), Woolley.
Unused sub: Loftus, Chappell, Pickersgill
Goal: Williams 18th, Greenfield 51st, Cooper 82nd