Monday 14th March 2011
Hyde FC: Russell Saunders, Dean Stott, Chris Lynch (Danny Hudson), Ashley Young, Steve Halford, Mark Lees, Jack Mackreth (Kevin Holsgrove), Matty Burke, Dale Johnson, Matty Barlow, Andrew Smart. Subs not used: Lee Rick, Ben Morris, Scott McNiven.
AFC Telford United: Young, Salmon, Newton, Rodgers, Preece, Killock, Mills, Trainer, Proudlock, Brown, Adams. Subs: Gwynne, Pitt, Meechan, Salem, Platt.
Match Report by Nick Koopman
Hyde fell to their 2nd defeat in 3 days this time against another promotion pushing side in AFC Telford. Hyde more than matched their opponents for an hour, but once ex Tiger Phil Trainer broke the deadlock Telford coasted home although the 3-0 scoreline did flatter them.
The opening exchanges were even but scrappy with both sides squandering possession easily. Matty Barlow had an overhead kick, which was blocked by Rodgers, Rodgers had a chance at the other end but Russell Saunders easily gathered his deflected effort. Telford’s Will Salmon then nearly headed into his own net 10 minutes before half time but at the break it was goal less.
At the start of the 2nd half Hyde started to put the pressure on with Halford and Mackreth both going close but the visitors were defending well. Saunders then denied Adam Proudlock as Telford broke. Telford took the lead just after the hour after a scramble in the box and Phil Trainer poked home.
The visitors were in control after this and poured forward, and the killer 2nd goal came on 76 minutes when Greg Mills picked up the ball on the right and unleashed a superb dipping shot which gave Saunders no chance, Mills was lucky not to be booked soon after for a poor tackle on Kevin Holsgrove.
Telford’s Andy Brown sealed the win with a deflected shot and it could have been even worse and Alex Meechan could have scored a 4th but Saunders took the ball off his toes. By this stage Hyde looked a beaten team and another home game goes by and another defeat.