Saturday 10th December 2011
F.A. Trophy 1st Round
Boston United: Paul Bastock, Jordan Fairclough, Alan White, Kevin Austin, Gareth Jelleyman (Tom Ward), Ben Milnes, Ian Ross, Danny Sleath, Ryan Semple (Ben Fairclough), Jason Lee, Marc Newsham (Tyrone Kirk). Subs not used: Tony Edwards, Chris Hall
Hyde FC: David Carnell, Josh Brizell, Adam Griffin, Andrew Pearson, Danny Hall, David Birch (Gianluca Havern), Chris Worsley, Callum Byrne (Matthew Berkeley), Danny Broadbent, Scott Spencer, David Poole (Tunji Moses). Subs not used: Sean Williams, Nathan Martin. Sent off: Adam Griffin.
Hyde crashed out of the FA Trophy after a lack of discipline and a sloppy second half performance to ensure there was no repeat of the 2 – 0 league win here 4 weeks ago.
The Tigers dominated possession in what was an unforgettable first half in truth, and they had the first half chance of the game as Danny Hall flicked a header just wide. They then received a blow when they lost David Poole to injury, who was replaced by Tunji Moses.
Hyde took the lead 5 minutes before half-time when a superb cross-field ball from Dave Birch found Adam Griffin whose ball across the area was begging to be tucked away, and it duly was by Scott Spencer sliding in at the far post.
Boston almost replied when joint player manager Jason Lee had a header just across goal which may have been going wide but Moses cleared away.
It was the home side who came out the brighter but Hyde were coping with the Boston attacks.
The game turned on its head when veteran defender Kevin Austin scored a free header from a corner and in the aftermath of the goal referee Lee Betts showed Adam Griffin a second yellow card, presumbly for something he said.
The momentum had swung the home side’s way and they took the lead when substitute Ben Fairclough headed Boston in front after a pinpoint Ian Ross cross.
Boston had further chances to increase the lead through Danny Sleath and Lee, while Hyde can now concentrate on their promotion push.