Tuesday 8th April 2014
Hyde FC: Chris Kettings, Josh Brizell, Adam Blakeman (Darren Thornton), Rhys Day, Alex McQuade, Liam Tomsett, Jordan Clark, Alex Brown (James Kirby), Will Haining (Adam Thurston), Regan Walker, Connor Hughes. Subs not used: Andrew Fitzgerald, Jake Pollard.
Salisbury City: Bittner, Brett, Wilson, Amankwaah, Clarke, Frear (Flint), Sinclair, McPhee (White), Sheringham (Wellard), Lewis, Fitchett. Sub Not Used: George.
t's now a year since the Tigers won at home as the Salisbury came and did a job to keep their slim play-off hopes alive
Hyde gave a home debut to loan signing Regan Walker and looked lively early on as Hyde forced a succession of corners but couldn't take advantage. Elliot Frear was a danger for the visitors main threat early and his low shot was smartly saved by Chris Kettings down low at his near post. Hyde were certanly the better side in the first half but shots from Adam Blakeman, Liam Tomsett and Josh Brizell were all off target. A rare lapse from Rhys Day at the back saw Chris Mcphee through on goal but the ex Torquay man screwed his shot badly wide. The best chance of the half fell to Hyde as Connor Hughes skipped past Clarke drew James Bittner, in the vistors goal, and squared for Jordan Clarke but the on loan Barnsley's man effort was brilliantly blocked by Glenn Wilson.
Salisbury started the 2nd half brighter and pressed Hyde high up the pitch without really threatening until Charlie Sheringham broke the deadlock with a smart turn and shot which fizzed past Kettings.
Scott McNiven responded by bringing on James Kirby and Adam Thurston and Hyde had more purpose without really forcing Bittner into a save and went further behind when Adam Thurston appeared to be fouled but referee Jason Whiteley waved play-on with the Tigers waiting for a whistle, this allowed Dan Fitchett to run through and square for sub Jason White who had the simple task of beating Kettings to make it another Miserable night for the Tigers.