Monday 29th August 2011
Gloucester City: Sawyer,Green (Mustoe), Rawlings, Coupe, Hamblin, Weir, Davis (Rose), Mullings, Edwards, Morford (Claridge), Mann. Subs not used:- Liddiard, James.
Hyde FC: David Carnell, Andrew Pearson, Adam Griffin, Gianluca Havern (Adam Birchall), Brett Renshaw, David Birch, Chris Worsley, Callum Byrne, Matthew Berkeley (Mike Whitwell), Danny Broadbent, Ryan Crowther (Rory Fallon). Subs not used: Luke Mack, Scott Spencer.
Hyde made it 6 wins out of 6 wins with another good performance, in the battle of the Tigers, as they beat a decent Gloucester City side. Hyde made 2 changes to the team that had beaten Altrincham on Saturday, goal machine Scott Spencer had picked up a knock in that game, He was replaced by Ryan Broadbent, for his start first start of the season, and also Joel Richardson went out of the team and was replaced by the returning Brett Renshaw.
Hyde had an early setback when they lost Gianluca Havern to an achilles injury early on and he was replaced by Adam Birchall. Gloucester had the better of the early exchanges and David Carnell had to make a super save from a Darren Mullings header. Hyde hadn't really been in the game as an attacking force at this point but were given the lead when referee Derek Eaton awarded a penalty for a foul on Danny Broadbent. Matthew Berkeley took responsibility and sent Kevin Sawyer in the Gloucester goal the wrong way. The referee seemed to have lost control of the game after this with tackles flying in and both Gloucester's Tyler Weir and Hyde's Chris Worsley were lucky to only be booked for poor tackles. Hyde got stronger as the half went on and Broadbent stung the palms of Sawyer and then great pace by Berkeley down the right nearly saw Tom Hamblin put through his own net.
The Tigers of Hyde came out on the front foot in the 2nd half and great skill by Crowther set up Broadbent who went through one on one but brought a great save out of Sawyer. The miss did not prove costly however as minutes later Broadbent made up for it for it as he controlled a mishit Dave Birch shot and turned and fired home. Crowther had a free kick well saved again by Sawyerbut by now Crowther was tormenting the home defence and he set off on another great run beating 2 or 3 players with ease before teeing up Chris Worsley who should have made it 3 but put his shot just past the post. Their was a long hold up as the home side's Darren Mullings was carried with a bad looking shoulder injury. By now Hyde had taken the sting out of the home attack as the back four stood firm once again, and Worsley nearly had the final say as his volley was tipped over by the now over-worked Sawyer. They will be hoping to stay top of the table when they entertain Harrogate Town on Saturday.