Monday 30th August 2010
Guiseley: Drench, Toulson, Merris, Peyton, Ellis, Ainge, OíNeill, Rothery, Stamp, Walshaw, Needham. Subs: Cotterill, Sharry, Boshell for Ainge, Burton for Walshaw, Scarsella.
Hyde FC: Craig Mawson, Dean Stott, Chris Lynch, Greg Traynor (Ashley Stott), Michael Taylor, Carlos Logan (Marcus Calvert), Shaun Whalley, Matty Burke, Lee Rick (Ben Morris), Mark Lees, Andrew Smart. Subs not used: Chris Rimmer, Lee Pugh. Sent off: Shaun Whalley.
Hydeís lack of a target man and any punch upfront was again exposed at Nethermoor Park on Monday as they succumbed to another defeat despite having much of the play. The fact that they created just one clear cut chance, which fell to a defender, probably says it all.
The Tigers can point to a number of incidents in the game where they feel that referee Matt McGrath did them no favours, but at the end of the day the lack of goals cannot be ignored. A striker has to be Neil Tolsonís immediate priority if Hyde are not to be left adrift at the foot of the table.
Shaun Whalley was dismissed for two yellows on 58 minutes which left Hyde a mountain to climb in the final 30 minutes, but they battled to the end but just couldnít convert their superiority into a goal. Whalley can probably have no complaints on his two cards, but as usual in these matters, the worst tackle of the game by some considerable distance after just ten seconds on the unfortunate Whalley, went unpunished.
The only goal of a pretty mediocre game came on 18 minutes when Liam Needsham swept the ball home from the edge of the area after Hyde failed to clear. After that the defence stood firm, but the one mistake proved costly. Their cause was not helped by the pedantic referee whose long blasts on the whistle became tiresome intermixed with frequent stoppages, resulted in fragmented play and didnít allow Hyde to exert pressure for any period..
Chris Lynch had a late chance for the Tigers but it was too little too late as the alarm bells start to ring with just one point from 6 games.