Wednesday 1st January 2014
Hyde FC: Lawrence Vigouroux, Josh Brizell, Adam Blakeman, Rhys Day (Kelvin Lomax), D'Arcy O'Connor, Liam Tomsett, JJ O'Donnell, Alex Brown, Scott Spencer, Louis Almond, Connor Hughes (Danny Carlton). Subs not used: Adam Thurston, Ashley Frith, Martin Devaney.
Macclesfield Town: Taylor, Connor, Andrew, Turnbull, Mackreth, Kissock, (Winn), Lewis, Boden (Holroyd), Kay, Halls, Williams (Martin). Subs Not Used: Rowe, Bolton
by Luke Edwards
Any fans hoping for an improvement in results on the day of a New Year were left dissapointed
New year but same result
Like Boxing Day the 3-0 scoreline flattered the Silkmen as Hyde looked comfortable for most of the game but were crushed by a Scott Boden hat-trick
The first half wasn't much to right home about as the game was played in a gale force wind which made for a scrappy opening 45 minutes. The best chance of the half fell the the Visitors with Boden pouncing on a mistake by Josh Brizell bu Lawrence Vigeroux was smartly off his block well. At the other end Saturday's Man of the Match Connor Hughes got free in the area but shot badly wide when in a good position. Despite Macclesfield dominating possession they never looked like breaking through and the half ended all square.
It was Hyde who came out the brighter in the second half as they looked to force the issue with Hughes and JJ O'Donnell a threat, as so many times this season though the final ball was just letting them down. Macclesfield took the lead on the hour mark a long ball was punted forward Boden beat the offside trap and was aided by Vigeroux rshing out of his goal and not making it and from a tight angle Boden scored despite the best efforts of D'Arcy O'Connor to clear the ball off the line. This seems to deflate the Tigers who went further behind when the otherwise excellent Adam Blakeman got his feet in a tangle and Boden lobbed it over Vigeroux to double the lead. Credit to Hyde though who came roaring back and Scott Spencer's shot was pushed away by Rhys Taylor in the visitors only far as Hughes and cut inside and drilled a shot inches wide. John-Paul Kissock had a chance to make it three but his follow up from Paul Lewis's shot was brilliantly blocked by Vigeroux. Kissock was involved in the game's next talking point as he didn't appear to be touched as he flopped to the ground with Brizell in close attendance and to the amazement of the home crowd referee Anthony Backhouse awarded a penalty which Boden, converted easily to complete his hat-trick. Macclesfield saw the game out easily and had a chance to extend the lead but Vigeroux denied substitutes Chris Holroyd and Peter Winn as Hyde continue their winless run.