Monday 22nd August 2011
Hyde FC: David Carnell, Joel Richardson, Adam Griffin, Gianluca Havern, Andrew Pearson, David Birch (Adam Birchall), Chris Worsley, Callum Byrne, Ryan Crowther, Scott Spencer (Mike Whitwell), Matthew Berkeley (Danny Broadbent). Subs not used: Rory Fallon, Joseph Evans.
Hinckley United: Dan Haystead, Rob Oddy, Mark Dudley, Louis Horne, Craig Mcaugthrie (Tom Byrne), Ben Richards Everton (Jay-Lee Hodgson), Andre Gray, Lloyd Kerry, Jermaine Clarke, David Kolodynski (Danny Newton), Stuart Hendrie. Subs not used:- Paul Lister, Jake Holt
Report by Luke Edwards
Hyde went top of the Blue Square Bet North, for at least 24 hours with a commanding display against a beleagured Hinckley United. Hyde took control from the off and took the lead on 11 minutes when debutant Adam Griffin's pinpoint ball was tucked away by Matthew Berkeley for his first goal for the Tigers. David Kolodynski replied for Hinckley but his shot was well held by David Carnell. Their was soon a double blow for the visitors as first centre half Craig Mcaughtrie had to be taken off injured and then they lost Mark Dudley to a red card after he pulled back Gianluca Havern as he was about to head into an empty net, a penalty was given and Scott Spencer tucked it away to score his 7th goal of the season all this with just 32 minutes on the clock. Hyde were rampant and after a great passing move Ryan Crowther was put in the clear and he calmly beat Danny Haystead to give the Tigers a 3 goal lead at half time. The 2nd half was like a training session as Hinckley hardly got out of their own half and Hyde were intent to just keep the ball and added a 4th when after a long passing move a pinpoint cross from Spencer allowed Berkeley to tuck in his 2nd of the night. With the game won Gary Lowe rung the changes and it was 2 of the 3 substitutes who should have put the game to bed as both Mike Whitwell and Danny Broadbent both missed good chances to extend the lead. Hyde now go into Saturday's Cheshire Derby with Altrincham full of confidence and will be looking to make it 5 out of 5.