Saturday 1st October 2011
F.A. Cup 2nd Qualifying Round
Staveley Miners Welfare: Not available
Hyde FC: David Carnell, Mike Aspin (Joel Richardson), Adam Griffin, Andrew Pearson, Danny Hall, David Birch, Adam Birchall, Callum Byrne (Tunji Moses), Matthew Berkeley, Scott Spencer, Ryan Crowther. Subs not used: Luke Mack, Danny Broadbent, Chris Worsley, Nathan Martin.
Hyde won through to the FA Cup’s third qualifying round for the first time since 2005 with a comfortable victory.
They welcomed back David Birch and also Matty Berkeley – who had been called up to the Saint Kitts and Nevis squad but was unable to travel – into the starting line-up.
The game was played in searing heat which meant that the game lacked tempo throughout and it had the feel of a pre-season game.
It was the home side who had the fist real chance of the game as Ryan Damms turned well and tested Dave Carnell but he held on well.
It was Hyde who had all the possession and they took the lead when a corner was played to the back post and Berkeley pounced to lash the ball home.
Berkeley had 2 further good chances, firstly miskicking in front of goal, and then forcing Ian Deakin into a save.
Chris Coy was causing the odd problem at the other and Danny Hall had to clear his lines from a dangerous cross.
4 minutes into the second half, Hyde doubled their lead when Ryan Crowther’s shot was blocked, only for the ball to ricochet off Gavin Smith and into the goal.
Crowther then scored the third, tapping home after Deakin had brilliantly saved to deny Danny Broadbent.
The Tigers’ superior fitness and working of the ball meant the home side – from 3 divisions below – struggled to get out of their own half towards the end of the game and they seemed happy to hear the final whistle.