Saturday 18th April 2015
Hyde FC: Ed Wilczynski, George Riley, James Burke, Josh Brizell, Perry Ng, Luke Giverin (Erike Sousa), Jake Hibbs, Andrew Pearson (Adam Thurston), Pete Boyle, Ryan Masterson, Connor Hughes. Subs not used: Jack Pritchard, Lee Gregory, Josh Broadbent.
Brackley Town: Snedker, Austin, Sinclair, Pierpoint (Green), Odhiambo, Fitzsimons, McDonald, Kaziboni, Whittall, Story, Moyo (Rowe). Subs Not Used:- Carruthers, Hammond, Farrell.
After a quiet opening ten minutes, Brackley took the lead with their first attack of the game in the eleventh minute when Stuart Pierpoint ghosted in at the back post to nod in from close range from Owen Story’s cross.
The ball was played into the centre of the pitch into David Moyo, he found Owen Story out on the right in acres of space. He whipped in a delightful cross straight onto the head of Stuart Pierpoint who arrived late at the back post to nod in.
The Tigers hit back in the twenty-forth minute when Ryan Masterson slotted the ball in from seven yards. After some neat play out on the right wing, Connor Hughes picked out Pete Boyle inside the area who rolled the ball back to Masterson, who in the process of falling to the ground slotted the ball into the far corner.
With seven minutes of the half remaining, the visitors retook the lead with David Moyo lashing in the ball from close range.
James Burke conceded a free kick 30 yards from goal, the delivery caused problems inside the Hyde area, with the ball hitting the post before David Moyo had the simple task of putting the ball into the back of the net.
Six minutes after the restart and Moyo was looking to get his second of the game when he stung the palms of Wilczynski who parried the ball for a corner. From the resulting corner, Frank Sinclair was unmarked on the edge of the box and volleyed towards goal, but Wilczynski once again tipped the ball over the bar.
With fifteen minutes remaining, Connor Hughes corner picked out Perry NG just outside the area but the young defenders strike flew straight over the bar could not keep his shot down.
The Tigers continued to pile on the pressure for the remainder of the game but with all of Brackley’s players behind the ball holding on for the win, they could not find the killer pass to get the equaliser their play deserved.