Monday 17th August 2009
Hyde United: Michael Jones, Dean Stott, Chris Lynch, Scott McNiven (Scott Mooney), Ashley Eastham, Nathan D'Laryea, Robbie Smith (Aiden Kirkbride), Tom Manship, David McNiven, Paul Gedman (Daniel Douglas-Pringle), Nathan Arnold. Subs not used: Mark Lees, Lincoln Adams.
Gainsborough Trinity: Barnes, Picton, Greaves, Peat, Parker, Davies, Burbeary, Dunning, Beckett, NMcMahon, Hurst. Subs: Hunt for McMahon 75, Moses for Packer 62, Mallon for Hurst 78. Not used Toulson, Herriot.
The Tigers never say die attitude again came to the fore at Ewen Fields on Monday as they staged a remarkable comeback to score three times in the last nineteen minutes to clinch the points and at the same time take them to the top of the League, at least overnight.
There was no sign of what was to come later as Luke Beckett (13) and Glynn Hurst (47) had given the big spenders from Lincolnshire a two goal cushion. Both goals resulted from poor defending, although Michael Jones was unlucky with the second as he had initially made a brilliant save.
Hyde had been restricted to a couple of chances up until then, but Neil Tolson introduced Saturday’s hero, Daniel Douglas Pringle and Aidan Kirkbride as he switched formation and moved Nathan Arnold to the right. At last the Tigers started to play.
Arnold who had a quiet game up to the hour mark suddenly found his confidence and had a great effort well saved by Philip Barnes on 62 minutes as Hyde at last began to play with some belief. The all important goal came on seventy one minutes when Barnes scuffed a clearance and David McNiven rifled the ball home from fully 40 yards with the goalkeeper nowhere to be see,
This was just the tonic the Tigers needed. Gainsborough’s heads dropped after controlling the first hour and Hyde took full advantage when Ash Eastham headed home an Arnold free-kick on 76 minutes. It was now all Hyde and Scott Mooney forced an excellent save from Barnes before David McNiven slid the ball home with just four minutes remaining after more excellent work from Arnold on the right.
It was an outstanding recovery and once again Hyde showed that they are not going to be beaten easily this season as they took their points tally to 10 from four games. Gainsborough were left to rue the fact where did it all go wrong.