Tuesday 16th August 2011
Colwyn Bay: Sanna, Denson, Lea, McDonald, Meadowcroft, McLachlan, Evans, McKenna, Hopley, Newby, Doherty. Subs: Noon, Lloyd, Allen, Sheehan, Williams
Hyde FC: David Carnell, Joel Richardson, Andrew Pearson, Gianluca Havern, Brett Renshaw (Adam Birchall), David Birch, Chris Worsley, Callum Byrne (Joseph Evans), Matthew Berkeley, Scott Spencer, Ryan Crowther. Subs not used: Rory Fallon, Mike Whitwell, Danny Broadbent.
Report by Luke Edwards
A 90th minute winner from Scott Spencer gave Hyde a hard earned victory in North Wales. The Tigers have now won their first 2 games and lie 2nd on goal diffference behind fierce rivals Stalybridge Celtic. Gary Lowe was able to name an unchanged team from the opening day win over Worcester. It was Hyde who started brightly and Ryan Crowther missed a glorious opportunity, firing wide after great work from Spencer on the right. It was a tight first half and despite Colwyn having a lot of the ball they created very little and never really worked overworked David Carnell. The best chance the home side had was a Rob Hopley header over right on Half time. Hyde lost Brett Renshaw to injury at half time which meant Adam Birchall coming on at left back and Andy Pearson moving to centre back, where he was to put in a superb performance including one superb last ditch tackle on Jon Newby when the Ex Liverpool and Bury striker raced clear. Indeed the whole team defended well as a unit and Carnell showed good handling on crosses. The 2nd half was much more open with Hyde playing much better football and attacking at pace. Crowther had another chance as he sped past 2 or 3 men but shooting narrowly wide. Colwyn Bay had a glorious chance top open the scoring when Mcdonald screwed horribly from a good position in the box. Mcdonald had also marshaled the home defence very well but his night ended in misery as he failed to cut out a through and Spencer was found in space he drew Sanna and dinked the ball over him to send the traveling support wild and cap a great start to this season.