Abbo delighted with Uttoxeter first half

Hinckley AFC manager Carl Abbott was very pleased with his side’s first half display in their win over Uttoxeter Town on Saturday.

An eight minute hat-trick from Sam Agar was followed up by a Sean Williams goal to send AFC into half time 4-1 up, with Mark Williams and Ryan Seal adding further goals after the break.

And Abbott said he was impressed with how his side played in the first 45 minutes. He said: “It was a good scoreline and a very good performance in the first half. The second half was a little bit less so but we lost both our centre forwards feeling little niggles so we had to make two changes up there.

“Luke got a comeback game in last week and thought he was ok but he’s broken down so we effectively played the second half with ten men.

“So we just lost our way a little bit but overall I’m very pleased. We’re not going anywhere, we’ll keep winning and we’ll keep playing well and winning.”

It took AFC around half an hour to break down the visiting back line, but once they did so through Sam Agar’s stunner they never looked back.

Abbott said it was crucial to score the first goal.

“That’s always the way, there were five men behind the ball and it looked as though it was going to be tight but the sooner you score, the sooner that eases.

“We obviously broke the deadlock relatively early, Sam scored a worldie from outside the box and it doesn’t matter how many men are behind the ball when you rattle one in from there.

“That opened it up for us and then we could really start to get into them. The first half was very good. It’s never an easy team talk at 4-1 at half time but we were very pleased.”

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