Tuesday 4th November 2014
Cheshire Senior Cup 1st Round
Barnton: Needham, Faint, Smith, Nolan, Rigby, Malone, McShane, Ally, Thomas, Dainty. Subs: Hale, Burtorins, Jones, McCann, Stafford
Hyde FC: Chris Shaw (David McNiven), D'Arcy O'Connor, Kyle Brownhill, Alex McQuade, George Riley, Adam Thurston (Josh Brizell), Adam Blakeman, Kelvin Lomax, Connor Hughes (Joe Conchie), Luke Giverin, Steve Tames. Subs not used: Rhys Day, Daniel Mukuna.
Hyde progress to face Macclesfield Town in the next round of the Cheshire Senior Cup, after easily beating a spirited Barnton side at Townfield.
On a cold night in November, Hyde made their first ever appearance at Barnton, a village located not far from Northwich. On what proved to be an odd night for the Tigers, they were forced to name goalkeeping coach Chris Shaw in net for the match due to Christian Thewlis being unavailable, and after rupturing a ligament in his finger, David McNiven ended up in goal, keeping a second half clean sheet in the process, with Luke Giverin scoring his first hat-trick for the club.
Hyde took the lead after just 6 minutes when Giverin calmly slotted away a chance from a break, and from then on in Hyde were in complete control, with Connor Hughes making it two on 17 minutes to double the advantage after rounding the keeper following an excellent ball over the top.
Barnton pulled a goal back through Ahmed Ally from a penalty after Shaw was adjudged to have committed the foul, though this appeared soft at best, but Hyde regained their two goal cushion moments later when D'Arcy O'Connor tough angled shot beat the Barnton keeper for the goal of the game with 10 minutes remaining in the half.
Hyde had chance to score two more when Tames scored just 3 minutes later after Connor Hughes cut the ball back from the byline, and Adam Blakeman added a fifth on 42 minutes with a trademark free kick from the edge of the area to leave the visitors 5-1 up going into the break.
Hyde made a double substitution before the second half, introducing Josh Brizell to replace the injured Adam Thurston, while McNiven took over from the injured Shaw, after some excellent first half saves to deny Barnton.
The Tigers barely got out of second gear after the interval, with Luke Giverin managing two more goals on 55 and 71 minutes to wrap up a comfortable 7-1 win over a spirited and plucky Barnton side captained by the son of former Hyde manager David Nolan. Barnton are currently in their first season in semi-professional football, with this match only their second ever at Townfield under floodlights. Hyde are rewarded with a home tie against Macclesfield Town in January in the next round of the Cheshire Senior Cup.