Saturday 8th November 2008
Solihull Moors: Crane, Travis, Motteram, Collins, Daly, Sedgemoor, English, Faulds, Edwards, Moore, Ducrus. Subs: Streete, Gardner, Palmer, Tuiohy, Rachel.
Hyde United: Craig Dootson, David Morley, Adam Oakes, Chris Brass (Karl Munroe), Steve Williams, Wayne Maden, Phillip Marsh (Nathan Wharton), Lee Cartwright, Dino Maamria, Chris Simm, Nicky Clee. Subs not used: Chris Lynch, Mark Innes, Chris Thompson.
For this tense bottom of the table clash, Neil Tolson rung the changes after the previous week’s debacle against Gateshead.
Out went Chris Lynch, Mark Innes and Chris Thompson and in came David Morley, defender Wayne Maden in a midfield role, and new signing, former Northwich Manager, Dino Mammria up-front.
Hyde couldn’t have hoped for a better start as with barely two minutes gone Liam Daly passed back to ‘keeper Daniel Crane, who missed his kick completely and could only watch in horror as the ball trickled into the net.
The Tigers failed to capitalise on this good fortune and Daly made amends ten minutes later as he headed home from a corner after being left unmarked in the area. Solihull went in front on 36 minutes when Jason Moore was allowed time in the box to swivel and steer the ball home.
Despite the importance of the match, Hyde struggled to get their game together and it took a brilliant double save from Craig Dootson to keep them in the game. However this seemed to stimulate the Tigers and after a bout of pressure, Nicky Clee scored a screamer from twenty five yards on 67 minutes. Now it was all Hyde and Chris Simm was inches wide as he burst through.
However Solihull were dangerous on the break and with three minutes remaining Mark Gardner had the ball in the net. Fortunately for the Tigers the Linesman had seen an offside offence, which was probably the first thing the Officials had got right all afternoon.
Own goal scored by Liam Daly