Saturday 15th January 2011
Hyde FC: Russell Saunders, Dean Stott (Scott Mooney), Andrew Smart, Steve Halford, Scott McNiven, Chris Lynch (Rob Turner), Mark Lees, Matty Burke, Dale Johnson (Ashley Young), Shaun Whalley, Tom Manship. Subs not used: Lee Rick, Ben Morris.
Solihull Moors: Singh, Midworth, Adkins, Clarke, Streete, O'Loughlin, Grandison, English, Cunnington, Johnson, Beswick. Subs: West for Cunnington, Longdon, Omhubiko, Rachel, Green.
Solihull had to withstand a late Hyde onslaught to take all three points from a wet and windy Ewen Fields. The visitors rode their luck after taking a two goal lead midway through the second half when substitute Rob Turner pulled a goal back for the Tigers with fourteen minutes remaining.
Hyde could have been two up early on but for the brilliance of Jasbir Singh in the Solihull goal, but it was the visitors who took the lead on 27 minutes through Adam Cunnington. There was a certain amount of controversy with the goal as Hyde ‘keeper, Russell Saunders, who himself had an excellent game, was adjudged to have picked up a back pass. The decision seemed harsh as the ball had been cleared off the line at full stretch by Steve Halford. The resultant indirect free kick was passed to Cunnington who found the net.
After half-time it was Hyde looking more likely to score and Singh twice made excellent saves from Shaun Whalley and Scott Mooney. With the Tigers going all out for an equaliser, Ryan Beswick scored a great cameo goal on the break on 66 minutes. Hyde had a strong appeal for a penalty for handball on seventy minutes and exerted tremendous pressure on the Solihull backline before Turner eventually found the net.
Singh again made two great saves to thwart Mooney in the final minutes as Solihull hung on to take the points in a dramatic finish.