Vauxhall Motors 1 Hinckley United 2
MOTORS suffered a setback in their fight against Blue Square North relegation on Tuesday as Hinckley put a stop to their recent revival.
Carl Macauley’s men went into the game on a five-match unbeaten run, with Saturday’s 2-1 home success against Blyth Spartans giving them real hope of climbing out of the bottom three.
But they fell behind to Hinckley – another one of their relegation rivals – after just six minutes when Lloyd Kerry crossed from the right and Danny Newton headed home.
It got worse for the Motormen on 18 minutes when makeshift centre-back Josh Wilson headed into his own net following a Hinckley free-kick.
The hosts were thrown a lifeline just before half-time when Hinckley failed to clear their lines and the ball came out to Danny Fearnehough, who rifled home through a crowd of players.
But Motors were unable to find that elusive second goal, despite Kevin Holsgrove and Craig Mahon going close late on.
Against Blyth on Saturday, Dan Parkinson and substitute Liam Wynn put the hosts 2-0 up before Robbie Dale pulled one back for Blyth.
Motors are away to Solihull Moors on Saturday. They then welcome Stalybridge Celtic to Rivacre Park on Easter Monday. Both matches kick off at 3pm.