Saturday 14th January 2012
Blue Square Bet North
Hyde FC: David Carnell, Josh Brizell, Adam Griffin, Danny Hall, Gianluca Havern, Andrew Pearson (Chris Worsley), Tunji Moses, Callum Byrne (David Poole), Danny Broadbent (Matthew Berkeley), Reece Gray, Ryan Crowther. Subs not used: Sean Williams, David Birch.
Corby Town: Not available
Report by Luke Edwards
Hyde had Matty Berkeley to thank as they fought back to earn a point against a spirited Corby side which was depleted through injuries.
It was the league leaders who started the brighter and Reece Gray’s effort, with the outside of his foot, hit the post with Chris Mackenzie rooted to the spot. The ‘keeper then did just about enough to hold onto the returning Ryan Crowther’s deflected effort.
The Tigers took the lead in the 16th minute when Crowther’s free-kick was finished well by Andy Pearson.
It was looking like Hyde were going to score plenty of goals, especially when Crowther had another effort which deflected onto the bar.
Corby gradually came into the game and James Ozmen had a shot which was parried by David Carnell and Adam Griffin managed to clear.
Sam Mullarkey then shot badly wide after Griffin had slipped in the area before Ozmen equalised right on half-time, bundling the ball over the line after Carnell had saved Mullarkey’s shot.
It was the visitors who came out the brighter and took the lead 6 minutes into the second half when Carnell made a mess of the punch and Mullarkey pounced on the loose ball to fire home.
Mullarkey then could have put the game to bed as he ran clear, but his shot crashed back off the post. This seemed to galvanize the home side and Pearson’s shot was cleared off the line before the 2 substitutes combined as Berkeley converted David Poole’s cross.
Berkeley very nearly snatched it at the end but he scuffed his effort which trickled against the post.