LITTLETON suffered a 4-0 defeat at Hinckley AFC in Midland Football League Division One on Saturday, although the visitors returned to the Vale feeling somewhat hard done by.
Whilst accepting Hinckley fully deserved their victory, the margin of four goals gave a false description of the contest itself.
The hosts came out all guns blazing and put Littleton under much pressure, but Littleton weathered the storm and went close with a Kyonn Evans drive which went just over.
Hinckley continued to push forward as their speedy left winger caused problems but at the other end Evans had a shot on target which was pushed aside for a corner.
From the corner kick the ball ran across the face of the goal, but there was nobody to apply the finishing touch.
The second half started poorly for Littleton as on 49 minutes Marco Adaggio put the hosts ahead with a close range header.
Littleton then had their best spell as they poured forward looking for the equaliser and Evans again went close when his drive was cleared off the line with the keeper beaten.
It was therefore against the run of play when Adaggio scored from close range to make it 2-0 before two goals in the last five minutes from substitute Matthew Gardner gave the scoreline a false and unflattering picture from a Littleton viewpoint.
Fourth placed Littleton have no game on Saturday.