Tuesday 3rd March 2009
Fleetwood Town: Hurst, Beeley, Elderton, Mercer, Taylor, Connors, Clancy, Milligan, Wilde, Warlow, Williams. Subs: Bell for Milligan, Maylett for Williams, Kelly for Warlow, Walmsley, Hale
Hyde United: Craig Dootson, David Morley, Karl Munroe, Adam Oakes (Chris Simm), Farrell Kilbane, Neil Fitzhenry, Paul Howarth, Tom Manship (Mark Innes), Chris Lynch, Daniel Douglas-Pringle, Neil Tolson. Subs not used: Lee Rick, Chris Cooke, Elliot Bernstein.
Neil Tolson rolled back the years with two opportunist goals to set the Tigers on the road to a great victory at the windswept and waterlogged Highbury Stadium on Tuesday. Daniel Douglas-Pringle added a superb cameo goal as Hyde grabbed all three points on a stormy night at the seaside.
The wind was swirling badly and predominately behind Fleetwood in the first periodas the rain lashed down but they failed to take advantage on the treacherous surface and Hyde did well to limit them to just one goal scored by Adam Warlow on 32 minutes when a Jamie Milligan free kick was cleared off the line, but then scrambled home. Craig Dootson produced a couple of excellent saves although Michael Wilde did hit the post just before the break after another pin-point Milligan free kick.
The second period was all Hyde with Chris Simm replacing the injured Adam Oakes on 54 minutes allowing the Tigers to play three upfront. The wind had abated slightly when on sixty minutes Tom Manship crossed from the right and Tolson side-footed home. Simm was close with one just over, before his shot on 68 minutes rebounded to Tolson who made no mistake to put Hyde in front.
Dave Morley had a 40 yard free kick brilliantly saved by Danny Hurst but there was no way back now for the home side as the Hyde team gave their all and victory was clinched on 76 minutes when Simm crossed from the right and Douglas –Pringle scored with a bicycle kick that Denis law would have been proud of.
All in all a superb performance from the Tigers in atrocious conditions and praise has to go to Tolson who led from the front.