Saturday 21st March 2009
Hyde United: Elliot Bernstein, Paul Howarth, Adam Oakes (David Owens), Karl Munroe, Farrell Kilbane, Neil Fitzhenry, Chris Lynch, Tom Manship (Neil Tolson), Daniel Douglas-Pringle, Chris Simm, Nicky Clee. Subs not used: Lee Rick, Mark Innes, Craig Dootson.
Kings Lynn: Howie, Graham, Smith, Peters, Thomas, Camm (Defty C 63) Kelly (Fisk 81), Johnson, Renton (Defty J 72), Dwyer, Mitchell. Subs Not Used: Crane, Murray
Most Hyde fans left Ewen Fields on Saturday evening feeling gutted, after seeing the Tigers efforts go unrewarded after a late injury time goal from substitute Andrew Fisk saw Kings Lynn take all three points in this Blue Square North encounter and plunge the Tigers into a serious relgation battle.
Neil Fitzhenry returned to the Tigers defence in place of the injured Dave Morley, whilst Craig Dootson and David Owens, out for the last four months, returned to the bench. The first half was pretty even with Kings Lynn chances coming from Adam Smith corners, Mark Peters had a header cleared off the line. Hyde had chances with Farrell Kilbane heading over the bar and Tom Manship missing a good chance. Chris Simm also had a low shot saved by Linnetts keeper Scott Howie just before half time.
Early in the second half David Owens came on for his first appearance since October and immediately caused problems for the Kings Lynn defence. Bernstein was in action at the other end denying Scott Mitchell and forcing a good save from a 30 yard effort from the dangerous Andrew Johnson.
Hyde began to apply pressure on the Kings Lynn goal, with Daniel Douglas- Pringle having a couple of efforts saved by keeper Howie. With five minutes to goal manager Tolson brought himself on for Manship as Hyde strived for a decisive goal.
However four minutes into added time came the killer blow when Dwyer squared the ball to Mitchell. His effort was cleared off the line by Munroe only for the ball to fall to Fisk to shoot the ball into the corner of the net and break Hyde’s hearts.