Saturday 27th October 2012
Cambridge United: Hedge, Coulson, Wylde, McAuley (Jennings), Shaw, Jarvis (Dunk), Berry, Willmott, Gash, Elliot (Pugh), Hughes. Unused subs: Ross, Garner
Hyde FC: David Carnell, Adam Griffin, Luke Ashworth, Kelvin Lomax, Ben Dennis, Alex Brown (David Poole), Matthew Cassidy, Liam Tomsett, Ryan Crowther, Scott Spencer, Phil Jevons (Tunji Moses). Subs not used: Callum Byrne, Josh Brizell, Stefan Cox.
A Ryan Crowther goal 6 minutes from time gave Hyde their first ever away in the Conference national and also gave them back-to-back league wins for the first time this season.
Hyde made 2 changes, bringing in Matt Cassidy and Ben Dennis for Josh Brizell and David Poole.
It was Cambridge who had the majority of possession in the first half but Hyde were comfortable and David Carnell was only really tested once when Tom Elliott’s shot was beaten away at the near post.
It was the Tigers who created the best chance of the half when Crowther got free and his cross was met by a free header by Scott Spencer but he failed to hit the target.
It was Hyde who dominated the second half and Phil Jevons shot wide after a being set up by man of the match Liam Tomsett.
Spencer then raced past Josh Coulson before his shot was parried away by Jonathan Hedge and the home defence nervously completed the clearance.
Cambridge’s only real riposte came when Elliott’s header from a corner was headed off the line by Adam Griffin.
The winning goal came after Spencer had harried Wilde into a hurried clearance to concede a corner. Griffin’s corner was only half-cleared and Crowther’s first time shot from the edge of the area flew low past Hedge to give them a deserved lead.
The expected onslaught from the home side never materialised and Hyde held on comfortably to ensure a chorus of boos from the home faithful and leave Scott McNiven, his players and the small band of travelling fans delighted.