Tuesday 2nd March 2010
Solihull Moors: Not available
Hyde United: Michael Jones, Dean Stott, Mark Lees, Matty Burke, Chris Lynch (Nathan Arnold), Nathan D'Laryea, Lee Rick (David McNiven), Tom Manship, Scott Mooney, Kevin Holsgrove, Daniel Douglas-Pringle (Chris Rimmer). Subs not used: Ben Rowbotham, Will Burns.
For the second time in a week, Hyde turned in a dismal away performance and came away with nothing from Solihull on Tuesday. The match was an important one at the foot of the table but the home side had four straight wins under their belt and always looked likely to add another one after a high tempo start.
After giving the home side a two goal start within the first 25 minutes there was no way back for the Tigers despite plenty of possession. Both goals came about due to poor defending and Neil Tolson showed his frustration by bringing off the out of sorts Chris Lynch after just half an hour and replacing him with Nathan Arnold.
Tim Gould put Solihull ahead on 16 minutes when he ran through the statuesque Hyde defence. There was a hint of offside, but the Tigers didnít learn their lesson and nine minutes later Simon Johnson did exactly the same as Solihullís direct approach and speedy forwards created havoc in the Hyde defence.
Scott Mooney went closest for Hyde on sixty minutes when his close range header came back off the bar, but Johnson grabbed his second on 73 minutes to put the game beyond doubt. It could have been worse for the Tigers on 81 minutes when Mark Lees bundled over Dean Lea in the box. However Johnson missed a hat-trick by lazily chipping his penalty over the bar.