Saturday 28th January 2012
Solihull Moors: Not available
Hyde FC: David Carnell, Andrew Pearson, Adam Griffin, Danny Hall, Gianluca Havern, Tunji Moses, Chris Worsley, David Birch (Callum Byrne), Matthew Berkeley (Danny Broadbent), Scott Spencer (David Poole), Ryan Crowther. Subs not used: Sean Williams, Josh Brizell.
Report by Luke Edwards
Somehow Hyde managed to lose this game despite controlling the game from start to finish.
The Tigers would have been disappointment with just a draw from this game, so to lose was even harder to take.
Gary Lowe raised a few eyebrows by demoting Callum Byrne, Josh Brizzel and David Poole to the bench, with Chris Worsley, Scott Spencer and captain David Birch returning to the starting line-up.
It was Hyde who got a foothold in the game early on and Ryan Crowther just couldn’t get Worsley’s through ball under control and Solihull managed to see out the danger.
Adam Griffin’s marauding runs down the left were causing the Solihull defence problems and his fantastic cross was somehow just missed by everyone when a touch would have put the Tigers a goal ahead.
Solihull threatened occasionally from set-pieces and Danny Hall had to clear a dangerous Stuart Pierpoint header.
The second half followed a similar pattern to the first, with Hyde dominating possession – but that killer pass was just letting them down.
Griffin managed to work some space for himself and shot just wide.
The Hyde manager threw on Danny Broadbent to add a bit more thrust up front ,and his powerful run and shot was well held by Jasbir Singh in the home goal.
The decisive moment came in the last minute as a rare Solihull attack led to Ryan Beswick being brought down by David Carnell. He confidently stepped up and scored to send the home fans delighted.
Hyde could have still equalised at the end but Callum Byrne’s deflected shot was well pushed away by Singh.