Monday 1st April 2013
Barrow: Hurst, Skelton, Hessey, Pearson, Owen (Dawson), Rutherford, Baker, Harvey, Hunter, Boyes, Rowe. Unused subs: Tongue, Flynn, O’Donnell, McConville.
Hyde FC: David Carnell, Josh Brizell, Adam Griffin, Ben Dennis, Luke Ashworth, Tunji Moses, Liam Tomsett, Jamie Milligan, Louis Almond, Matthew Blinkhorn (Shay McCartan), Scott Hogan. Subs not used: Robbie Williams, Scott Spencer, Phil Jevons, David McNiven. Sent off: Josh Brizell.
Hyde earned a hard fought draw at Barrow after having to play for an hour with 10 me after Josh Brizell was shown a straight red card. Scott McNiven made 1 change to the team that beat Wrexham on Saturday with Tunji Moses coming in for the unwell Alex Brown.
Hyde got off to the perfect start in the 2nd minute when Scott Hogan cut inside past Garry Hunter and then fired in a shot which beat Danny Hurst at his near post. This stunned Barrow and they struggled to get going but Danny Rowe’s shot was well held by David Carnell. Barrow did equalise soon after when Mike Pearson got free at a corner to volley home. Then Brizell got his marching orders, after winning the free-kick he kicked out at Gavin Skelton and was sent on his way by the referee Wayne Barrett. Sean Hessey then hit a 40 yard screamer which Carnell did well to hold onto. Hyde had a golden opportunity to go back in front with the last kick of the 1 st half when Louis Almond was brought down by Hunter but Jamie Milligan’s penalty was poor and pushed away by Hurst.
Hyde were happy to sit back and soak up any Barrow pressure that was thrown at them, but despite all their possession the home side never really threatened as much as they should have done although Adam Boyes had 3 great chances, the first one Carnell pushed away well the 2nd one he hit the post from 6 yards and the 3rd one, after looking like he had fouled Adam Griffin, he blazed wildly over from 8 yards without hitting the target.
Scott McNiven after the game said the red card was justified and praised his side for their resilience but felt that the Tigers still needed one more win to be safe.