Monday 3rd January 2011
Hyde FC: Russell Saunders, Dean Stott, Andrew Smart, Steve Halford, Scott McNiven, Chris Lynch (Marcus Calvert), Mark Lees, Scott Mooney (Rob Turner), Dale Johnson, Shaun Whalley (Chris Rimmer), Tom Manship. Subs not used: Lee Rick, Ben Morris.
Guiseley: Drench, Toulson, Merris, Peyton, Cotterill, Ainge, Rothery, Sharry, O’Neill, Walshaw, Needham. Subs: Spivak, McEanearny, Baldry for Rothery, Stamp for O'Neill, Martens
If anyone was expecting a feast of football on a Bank Holiday, they would certainly have been disappointed with this turgid game. The thought of the sales or going back to work a day early suddenly became more attractive.
Guiseley arrived at Ewen Fields on top of the League and were well organised in defence and had the League’s leading scorer in James Walshaw upfront. In midfield they had the experienced Warren Peyton, who controlled matters throughout.
On the other hand, Hyde were buoyant after their victory on Bower Fold on Saturday but it seemed it had taken a lot out of them and they were second best throughout and didn’t really create a clear cut chance all afternoon. Having said that Guiseley didn’t do much better in creating anything despite their possession and a no score draw seemed a likely result until Walshaw sprung Hyde’s offside trap and coolly slotted past Russell Saunders on 57 minutes.
After that Hyde had nothing left in the tank and Guiseley held on comfortably to take the points. This game was certainly one to forget.