Tuesday 13th February 2001
Northern Premier League Premier Division
Stalybridge Celtic: Not available
Hyde United: Kurt Edgington, Steve Tobin, Paul Robertson, Mark Beeston, Steve Rimmer, Phil Trainer, Matty Taylor, Neil Hall, Peter Band, Jody Banim, Anthony Charles. Subs not used: Micky Beirne, Lloyd Richardson, Steve Smith.
Celtic continued their dominance of the Tameside Derby by making it 4 wins from the last 4 games against Hyde. Early Celtic pressure couldn't force a breakthrough but they still went ahead very early. It was on 4 minutes when a corner was swung in from the right and Kevin Parr was able to jump clearly and head the ball home. Hyde's Jody Banim did have a chance when he got through on goal but pulled his shot across goal where a defender cleaned up easily. On 25 minutes a Tony Sullivan cross was headed just wide by substitute Matty McNeil, on for Parr who departed on a stretcher with what looked like a serious injury. It was 2-0 on 41 minutes, a freekick was pumped into Hyde's penalty area where Dominic Crookes dived to head past Edgington with ease. Hyde did have another chance just before the break when Peter Band pulled the ball back for Banim to shoot but Celtic got enough bodies in the way and the chance was lost. Two minutes after the restart it was all over, another ball was knocked in from the right and Steve Jones rose to head past Edgington and improve his impressive tally against Hyde this season. On 79 it should have been four when Sullivan got through but Edgington came out well and deflected his shot wide using his legs. Hyde's consolation came on 88 minutes when Paul Robertson swung the ball in from the left and Peter Band produced a diving header which took a slight deflection and looped over Gary Ingham and into the goal.