Hinckley United’s last stand: vs Chesham United, 5th October 2013

A year since this day…great to see Hinckley has a football team once more though…

Saul's (mostly) football blog

It was never going to be an evenly-matched game. The home side’s fans, hoping for the play-offs as minimum this season, said their biggest concern was local rivals Hemel Hempstead beating them to the title. The visitors’ fans, just a few years ago a hair’s breadth from promotion to the Conference, hoped only to survive the season after years of financial problems. The club hadn’t hired a bus for the players to travel to the game, nearly a 200-mile round trip.

And it wasn’t a close match. Hinckley applied pressure for the first fifteen minutes, but Chesham’s two banks of four were effective. A soft penalty for the home side set things on the way in the first half, and Chesham ran out 3-0 winners. To the travelling Hinckley supporters, the score meant little but the game an awful lot. At 10.30am on Monday 7th October 2013 the club…

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