Saturday 22nd February 2014
Hyde FC: Chris Kettings, Josh Brizell, Adam Blakeman, Will Haining, Kelvin Lomax, Liam Tomsett, Jordan Clark, Alex Brown, Rhys Day (James Kirby), Danny Carlton, Connor Hughes. Subs not used: Ashley Frith, Darren Thornton, Andrew Fitzgerald, David McNiven.
Aldershot Town: Morris, Barker, Oastler, Stanley, Mekki (Scott), Partington, Rowlands, Gibbs, Williams, Plummer, Bubb. Subs Not Used: Williams, Taiwo, Tonkin.
Hyde gained another point against relegation strugglers Aldershot at the weekend, but it still leaves the Tigers well adrift from safety.
Hyde FC 2 - 2 Aldershot Town
Hyde started the game well, keeping possession as they have done all season and had the first chance on the 12th minute. Connor Hughes had a shot to the keepers left but Glen Morris easily dealt it with.
Aldershot had their first attempt a few minutes later as Williams found his way through on goal but his shot went wide of Kettings’ post.
On loan midfielder Jordan Clark made a good impression for the Tigers as he wriggled his way through the Aldershot defence but couldn’t find the finish.
It was the Shots that took the lead on the 37th minute as Rhys Day hesitates on the ball and Brett Williams stole it off the defender to slot it past Kettings at the near post to make it 1-0 to Aldershot.
It only took Hyde two minutes to find the equaliser. Danny Carlton found Brizell who passed it across goal to the incoming Adam Blakeman to tap in from close range.
Hyde nearly took the lead a few minutes later as goal scorer Blakeman found an unmarked Carlton but the ex-Morecambe man fired wide of the goal.
Shortly after half time Aldershot had a golden chance to take the lead as Bradley Bubb somehow put his effort wide with the goal at his mercy.
Hyde then took the lead with 15 minutes to go as sloppy Aldershot defending allowed Clark to drive the ball across Glenn Morris at full stretch to make it 2-1 to the Tigers.
Hyde could only hold onto the lead for ten minutes as Aldershot scored a deserved late equaliser, after an unmarked Partington poked home from close range to make it 2-2.