Altrincham 8 Hinckley United 0

First published in Alty FC news

ALTRINCHAM had only completed their FA Cup replay with Burton Albion 41 hours before this match kicked off on Saturday, but there were few signs of tiredness in the home ranks.

Hinckley arrived at Moss Lane lying bottom of the table, their finances dictating that their side was largely made up of young players.

The Robins took the lead in the eighth minute when James Lawrie finished well, from left of goal, after being put clear up the inside-left channel.

Alty keeper Stuart Coburn saved a well-struck freekick from Max Harrop but the home side spurned a couple of very presentable chances for the normally lethal Damian Reeves, before midfielder Jake Moult scored a very impressive goal. The Alty midfielder chested down a cross from the right before swivelling and volleying past Peet in the Hinckley goal.

Fifteen minutes later as first-half added time beckoned, Shaun Densmore scored direct from a freekick from just outside the box.

Hinckley brought on two substitutes at the interval and though this helped them going forward, their defensive fragility remained. Nicky Clee made it 4-0 on the hour-mark when his shot was half blocked but looped up into the net.

Densmore scored again with another low freekick to the left of the keeper after 68 minutes.

The score remained 5-0 until Alty sub Ryan Brooke was tripped by keeper Peet as he entered the box. The United keeper was dismissed and Hinckley had to put an outfield player in goal. His first job was to pick Brooke's spot kick out of the net as the Alty man made it 6-0 in the 87th minute.

With just 10 men, Hinckley were now overwhelmed and Duncan Watmore, who only joined the game eleven minutes from time, scored twice in the closing stages to complete the eight-goal rout.

ALTRINCHAM: Coburn; Leather, Havern, Hall, Doughty; Densmore (capt), Richman, Moult, Clee; Lawrie, Reeves. Subs: Reid, Lacey, Brooke, Mitchley, Watmore.

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