Monday 16th April 2001
Northern Premier League Premier Division
Hyde United: Graham Bennett, Carl Laurie, Paul Robertson, Mark Beeston, Steve Rimmer, Peter Band, Matty Taylor, Neil Hall, Simon Yeo, John Grant, Gavin Salmon. Subs not used: Neil Critchley, Lloyd Richardson, Ian Hutchinson.
Droylsden: Lindsay, Ashton, Lattie, Brunskill, Nolan, Holmes, Cunnigham, Morley, Young, Warner, Prior. Subs: Johnston, Crowe, Shield
As Derbys go it was a good game. Fast, end to end, even showing passion at times. And although the football wasn't top draw, there were certainly defensive mistakes. They started in the 3rd minute when the Bloods Ian Brunskill & Stuart Lindsay left a long ball to each other and Gavin Salmon raced in to chip the keeper from the edge of the area. Four minutes later it was all square when Bloods skipper Carl Holmes came from nowhere to volley home. The visitors went ahead on 22 minutes when a blunder fom Mark Beeston let in Danny Warner who couldn't miss an open goal after seizing onto a poor back header. Droyslden were having the better of the half and Hyde were lucky to equalize before the break, Carl Laurie crossed for Peter Band but Lindsay saved the midfielders shot before Gavin Salmon pounced onto the loose ball and rifled home. Hyde won the game on 56 minutes when Laurie's cross looking suspiciously out of play curled back in for Peter Band to volley home from close range.