Monday 14th February 2011
Worcester City: Dean Coleman, Graham Ward, Josh Quaynor, Tom Thorley, Rob Elvins, Ryan Clarke, Gavin Hurren, Kevin O'Connor, Marc McGregor, Mark Danks, Danny Glover. Subs: Gary Walker, Simon Richman, Josh Emery, Neil Cartwright, Richard Mace.
Hyde FC: Kyle Clancy, Dean Stott, Andrew Smart, Chris Lynch (Scott Mooney), Scott McNiven, Kevin Holsgrove (Ben Morris), Mark Lees, Ashley Young, Danny Hudson (Chris Rimmer), Lee Rick, Tom Manship. Subs not used: Dale Johnson, Will Burns.
It was certainly not a Valentine’s night to remember for the Tigers at St Georges Lane after they lost in quite a surreal game. Six minutes of chaotic defending cost them dear but either side of that they were by far the better team and played some scintillating football, despite missing Dale Johnson and Steve Halford.
All started well for Hyde and Danny Hudson had a great shot turned away by Dean Coleman after just 6 minutes. However four minutes later Danny Glover, completely unmarked headed home. Five minutes later he grabbed his second and then a minute later Rob Elvins grabbed the third. All the result of poor marking. An unbelievable six minutes!
It looked like a thrashing was on the cards for the shell-shocked Tigers, but they suddenly got back their passing game and dictated the rest of the half. Kevin Holsgrove scored a screamer on 25 minutes and three minutes later Lee Rick’s shot was only parried by Coleman and Chris Lynch slotted home the rebound.
Lynch playing in a more advanced position was causing problems and he was unlucky right on the break as his shot was cleared off the line.
Worcester tightened up in the second period and it was still Hyde calling the tune but they couldn’t turn their superiority into goals and to rub salt into their wounds, Glover completed his hat-trick with 18 minutes to go to finally extinguish Hyde’s fight-back.
There were some excellent individual performances from the Tigers but you can’t expect to win games after giving the opposition a three goal start, but they did come close!