Saturday 3rd March 2012
Vauxhall Motors: Tynan, Wynn (Matty Burke), Fearnehough, Hannigan, Paul Jones, Horne (Kevin Holsgrove), Mahon, Mannix, Stockton (Dames), Wilson, Parkinson. Unused subs: Egerton, Spotswood
Hyde FC: David Carnell, Andrew Pearson, Adam Griffin, Danny Hall, Gianluca Havern, David Birch, Chris Worsley, Callum Byrne (Tunji Moses), Reece Gray, Scott Spencer (Godwin Abadaki), Ryan Crowther (David Poole). Subs not used: Danny Broadbent, Josh Brizell.
Report by Luke Edwards
Hyde came away with the 3 points from Riveacre Park after a hard fought victory. The Tigers havenít had the best record here over the past few years so the fans knew it would be a tough game.
Gary Lowe named an unchanged lineup from the side that had so comfortably beaten Droylsden last week, and they dominated possession in the first half as the home side looked content to sit back and hit on the break.
Scott Spencer, fresh from making his England C debut during the week, had a dipping shot just over and then space opened up for Andy Pearson to cut in and hit a shot with his left foot which Tynan had to push away at his near post.
Right on half-time, Spencer got clear of the home defence and was brought down by Tom Hannigan, who appeared to be last man, but referee Alf Greenwood didnít even show a card.
Hyde came out second half and upped the tempo with Reece Gray pulling the strings, who had a shot which Tynan spilled and Spencer just couldnít quite make the rebound count.
The opening goal came on the hour mark when Grayís shot was blocked by a Vauxhall defender which fell nicely for Spencer who poked the ball home.
Danny Hall nearly made it 2 when the ball fell to him and he fired inches over.
Vauxhall started to throw the kitchen sink at Hyde and although there were a few nervy moments, David Carnell didnít really have a save to make.
In injury time, substitute Godwin Abadaki took the ball off former Tiger Matty Burke and burst past the Vauxhall defence before finishing well past Tynan to make the 3 points safe for the Tigers and keep them 8 points clear at the summit of the Blue Square Bet North table.