Saturday 14th October 2000
F.A. Cup 3rd Qualifying Round
Hyde United: Kurt Edgington, John Foster, Paul Robertson (Martin McDonald), Mark Beeston, Paul Taylor, Peter Band, Matty Taylor, Neil Hall, Simon Yeo, David Hanson, Stuart Walker. Subs not used: Jody Banim, Lee Wilkinson, Steve Smith, Brendan Aspinall.
Brigg Town: Jordan, Thompson, Massingham, Moore, Hope, Roach, Cadman, Ward, C Stead, N Stead, Rowland. Subs: Borman for Ward, Knight for Hope, Sharman for Thompson, Buckley, Gawthorpe.
The game started after a poignant minutes silence to mark the tragic death of Hyde secretary Ray Stanley who passed away last week. Brigg showed that there intentions were to win the game inside the first few minutes and went close through Nathan Stead who almost caught goalkeeper Kurt Edgington off his line with an outrageous lob. The game became quite scrappy for a while and for twenty minutes or so there were many stoppages as both teams got frustrated. On 38 minutes Hyde's Dave Hanson got clear of the visiting defence and charged towards goal, he squared for Matty Taylor who rifled the opener from the edge of the box. Brigg could have been level a minute later when Stead skipped through the home defence but Edgington saved with his legs to deny the forward. On the stroke of halftime it was Stead again who caused the damage for Brigg, this time with a dipping shot that Edgington parried for a corner. Substitute Lee Borman broke clear for Brigg midway through the second half, he squared for Stead who looked sure to score but Paul Taylor made an excellent challenge to deny the front man. On 78 minutes, Hyde's top scorer Simon Yeo blasted his 14th goal of the season with a thunderbolt from 25 yards. Brigg were not finished though and Simon Roach brought another save from Edgington before Lee Borman headed home an 83rd minute corner and give the visitors more hope. More Brigg pressure couldn't bring an equaliser and Hyde progressed to the next round.