Hinckley AFC 6-0 Bromyard Town
Hinckley AFC put six past Bromyard Town at St John’s Park this afternoon as they comfortably advanced to the First Round of the FA Vase.
In an extremely one-sided affair, Hinckley were dominant throughout, and once they took an early lead through Dale Goddard’s own goal they never looked back.
Goals from Marco Adaggio, Kristian Ramsey-Dickson and Rico Taylor put Hinckley 4-0 by half time, and Adaggio added two further goals after the break to ensure he collected the match ball.
Hinckley made two changes to the side that were beaten by Chasetown last week, with wingers Javia Roberts and Rico Taylor replacing Nathan Walker and Luke Richards. New signings Nathaniel Caines and Ryan Seal took their places on the bench.
The two wingers caused the Bromyard defence problems throughout, and it was thanks to one of them that Hinckley took the lead just four minutes in. Taylor and Liam Smith linked up well down the left flank, and it was from Taylor’s cross that Goddard diverted the ball into his own net.
Taylor then set up Darious Darkin, who dragged wide from twenty yards, before Hinckley doubled their lead. Once again, Taylor was the architect, as Adaggio latched onto his delightful through ball and lobbed the onrushing Adam Went to double his side’s lead.
Hinckley continued to stretch their opponents, and shortly afterwards Roberts’ long range strike was well saved.
The visitors nearly created their first opening of the game on the half hour mark, but Josh Wetherby was denied by a fine last ditch challenge by Alex Morris.
Then came two goals in two minutes that all but secured Hinckley’s place in the next round. On 36 minutes, Roberts’ quick feet earned Hinckley a free kick, from which Went spilled the ball and Ramsey-Dickson slotted home from a tight angle.
Then, Taylor grabbed a deserved goal of his own, cutting in from the right and curling a left footed shot into the far corner.
Before half time, Roberts thought he had added a fifth, but his goal was rightly disallowed for offside.
The match continued in much the same vein after the interval, one way traffic towards the Bromyard goal, and the fifth goal came three minutes into the second period.
It was arguably the goal of the game as Roberts’ superb right wing cross from almost on the byline was bravely met by the stooping Adaggio, whose header drifted in off the far post.
Carl Abbott made a triple substitution ten minutes into the second half, introducing Seal and Caines into the fray for the first time in a Hinckley shirt along with Nathan Walker.
Roberts’ pace and trickery continued to give the visitors nightmares, and shortly before the hour mark he caused Danny Scheppel to bring him down inside the box. Adaggio was not to pass up the opportunity for a hat-trick, and he made no mistake from the resulting spot kick.
Bromyard could have had a goal of their own when Sam Arnold’s clearance fell to Aston Gunter, but he tried to do too much and Mitchell Tomlinson denied him before AFC fully cleared.
After that, Walker fizzed a shot narrowly over and Seal came within inches of a debut goal, striking the near post, as Hinckley comfortably reached the First Round proper of the FA Vase for the first time.
Hinckley: Sam Arnold, Mitchell Tomlinson, Liam Smith (Nathaniel Caines 55), Kristian Ramsey-Dickson, Alex Morris, Jean Kalenda (Nathan Walker 55), Javia Roberts, Elikem Amenku (Ryan Seal 55), Darious Darkin, Marco Adaggio, Rico Taylor. Subs not used: Dom Smith, Luke Richards.
Goals: Dale Goddard (4, OG), Marco Adaggio (18, 48, 58 pen), Kristian Ramsey-Dickson (36), Rico Taylor (37).
Bromyard: Adam Went, Luke Molloy, Tom Ward, Dale Goddard (Yinkz Adeshina 55), Darren Critcher, Aston Gunter, Danny Scheppel, Phil Birch, Josh Wetherby, Danny Polan, Nathan Hayward. Subs not used: Mark Wright, Rob Woodward.