Tuesday 20th September 2011
Cheshire Senior Cup 1st Round
Hyde FC: David Carnell (Adam Griffin), Joel Richardson (Mike Aspin), Nathan Martin, Danny Hall, Brett Renshaw, Tunji Moses, Adam Birchall, Andrew Pearson, Danny Broadbent, Matthew Berkeley, Luke Mack (Callum Byrne). Subs not used: Ryan Crowther, Scott Spencer. Sent off: Nathan Martin.
Chester: Danby, Baynes, Brownhill, Brown, Taylor, Smith, Rainford, Powell (Ormrod), Simm, (Wright), Mcneil (Wilde), Howard. Subs Not Used:- Booth, Judge
Hyde limped out of the Cheshire Senior Cup against a good Chester side. Chester had 3 ex Tigers in the line up in Matty McNeil, Chris Simm and Michael Taylor.
Gary Lowe rang the changes and gave a lot of fringe players a run out, they won't have done themselves any favours though on this showing. One of those players Nathan Martin only lasted 10 minutes as he received 2 yellow cards for 2 silly challenges and was dismissed.
Chester dominated the first half and created several chances, most of these fell to Simm who was denied brilliantly each time by David Carnell. Carnell also thwarted Iain Howard after he had shown good feet in the box.
Carnell was beaten however 2 minutes before half time as he could parry a header towards Michael Powell who headed in the rebound.
It was the same story 2nd half as Chester dominated possession against the 10 men but still continued to miss chances, McNeil and Christian Smith both headed over and Carnell tipped over a Jerome Wright curler.
A concern for the Hyde boss will be the site of Carnell limping off midway through the 2nd half. With no sub keeper on the bench Andrew Pearson went in goal and Adam Griffin came on.
In a rare Hyde attack Danny Broadbent forced a save out of John Danby. Both Jamie Rainford and ex Droylsden wing back Liam Brownhill both hit the post. The misses weren't to prove costly as Chester wrapped up the game in injury time as sub Michael Wilde flicked home a cross.
Hyde can concentrate on league matters now but it will be a challenge with the squad being stretched to the limit.