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Match Details:

Monday 21st August 2000
Northern Premier League Premier Division

Hyde United2Yeo (8, 44)
Leek Town1Callan (56)

Attendance: 452

Hyde United: Graham Bennett, Matty Taylor, Paul Robertson, Mark Beeston, Paul Taylor, Peter Band, Martin McDonald, Neil Hall, Simon Yeo, David Hanson, Jody Banim. Subs not used: Gavin Salmon, Karl Marginson, Gus Wilson.

Leek Town: Mark Statham, Bradley Sandeman, Dean Stokes, Daryl Wilkes, John Diskin, Dale Hawtin, Danny Hobby, Craig Lovatt, Matt Beeby, Darren Twigg, Aiden Callen. Subs: Ian Palin for Beeby, Richard Carter for Stokes, Scott Holmes for Hobby.

This was certainly a game of two halves tonight at Ewen Fields, Hyde dominated the first period but were left hanging on for much of the second half. Danny Hobby tested Graham Bennett inside the first two minutes with a close range shot for Leek but Peter Band forced Mark Statham into a save at the other end after a cross from Simon Yeo. Hyde took the lead in the eight minute, Matt Beeby failed to deal with a long ball and SIMON YEO pounced to steer past Statham. Leek had the next chance when Darren Twigg out jumped Matty Taylor and headed just wide following a deep cross from the right. A Jody Bamin cross was met by the head of Yeo but Statham made a good save low down to his left. Hyde went further ahead in the 44th minute when SIMON YEO headed home from Hall's corner. Leek made a game in the second period and a spell of pressure which saw Matty Taylor clear off the line and Twigg hit the crossbar before AIDEN CALLAN fired across goal and in off the far post on 56 minutes. Paul Robertson made up ground well to take the ball off Twigg just as the striker had found himself clear through. It was Twigg who missed the next Leek chance when he steered his header wide after another right sided cross. Hyde were looking a little shaky at the back but Banim and Hanson shot over at the other end when another Hyde goal would have sealed it. In the final minute it was left to Graham Bennett to guard the three points as he made an outstanding save to tip round a header from close range.

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