Saturday 4th October 2003
F.A. Trophy Preliminary Round
North Ferriby United: Sharp, Lowthorpe, Foot, Fisher, Dewhurst, G.Botham, Hartley, Wood, Exley, Perrin, Stead. Subs: Gowen, Moore, Sewell.
Hyde United: John Baker, Anthony Kielthy (Anthony Callaghan), Ian Pendlebury, Paul Jones, Craig Buckley, John O'Kane, John Gaynor, Phil Salt, Neil Tolson, Anthony Wright, Matty McNeil. Subs not used: Glyn Barker, Tony Ellis, Tony Watts, Mike Meszaros.
Inability to defend corners and lacklustre finishing cost the Tigers dear on their second visit of the season to North Ferriby. For most of the game Hyde were streets ahead in terms of possession and chances, but fell to a sucker goal four minutes into injury time, after the referee has indicated just two minutes added time. The Tigers had a point, but the game should have been won well before then, in spite of poor performances overall from the officials..
North Ferriby left back Paul Foot had a hand in four of the goals. He headed in three corners and then diverted the ball past his own keeper for Hyde's second equaliser. His first goal came after just ten minutes, but Hyde were level on 18 minutes when John O'Kane headed in a Phil Salt free kick. Joy was short-lived as two minutes later Foot headed his second. For the rest of the half, Hyde created all the chances but contrived to miss the lot.
The second half started the same way as after only 20 seconds Craig Buckley was through only for Paul Sharp to dive at his feet and save.It took Mr Foot to assist on 56 minutes to get Hyde level. It looked a certain victory with Ferriby struggling for fit players at the back and desperately hanging on. More chances came and went, a couple of good penalty claims turned down for hand ball, and then in injury time, Neil Tolson slotted past Sharp only to see his shot go inches wide.
Immediately down the other end, a needless corner, and up popped Foot again. Only the referee knows where the 'extra minutes' came from as the ball only when out of play once before the dreaded corner, but at the end of the day, the Tigers have only themselves to blame.
Own Goal scored by Paul Foot