Saturday 28th October 2000
F.A. Cup 4th Qualifying Round
Frickley Athletic: Wilkinson, Hilton, Fox, Lafferty, West, Hanby, Cranston, Price, Duffty, Hurst, Edge. Subs: Collins, Brooks, Wilkinson, Owen, McArevey
Hyde United: Graham Bennett, John Foster, Paul Robertson, Mark Beeston (Gavin Salmon), Paul Taylor, Peter Band (Steve Tobin), Matty Taylor, Neil Hall, Simon Yeo, Lee Wilkinson (Jody Banim), Lloyd Richardson
The Tigers again failed to produce the goods on the road but this time it was with a greater consequence. Northampton Town away was the prize for Frickley after their sheer determination won them a place in the FA Cup first round. Hyde had good early pressure without really creating anything at a dull and blustery Westfield Lane. Matty Taylor combined with Peter Band on the right but his shot was blocked as the Tigers looked to get an advantage. Frickley soon threw doubt into the minds of the travelling supporters when on 21 minutes they cut through Hyde's defence with ease but Brendan West had his shot saved by Graham Bennett. Lee Wilkinson got away from Frickley's back line soon after but could only shoot into the hands of Mark Wilkinson. Hyde's best effort of the half came on 33 minutes when Matty Taylor crossed from the right but Simon Yeo steered his header just over the crossbar. Frickley took the lead on 39 minutes when a cross from the right was laid back for Rob Hanby to strike home from the edge of the penalty area. In the first few minutes of the second half Hyde looked as though they were going to give it their best shot and Wilkinson was unlucky to see his 30 yard lob fall wide of the target. On the hour Frickley's Cranston produced a lovely move and shot which Bennett did well to tip round for a corner. Price had the ball in the goal on 65 minutes for Frickley but his header was ruled out for offside. Hyde threw on Jody Banim and Gavin Salmon and Frickley put five in defence to counter but as time ran out so did the Visitor's ideas. Frickley may not be the prettiest footballing side around but they showed all the qualities that were lacking in Hyde and deservedlytake their place in the first round.