Monday 26th October 2015
Northern Premier League Premier Division
Hyde United: Josh Broadbent, Ryan Ellison, James Burke, Joe Wilkinson, Andrew Pearson, Spencer Harris, Sam Fitton, Jordan Snodin (Grant Spencer), Scott Spencer, Ayrton Bevins, Reece Gray (Pete Boyle). Subs not used: Phattaraphol 'Big' Khamsuk, Michael Boateng.
Colwyn Bay: Louis Gray, Shaun Dowling, Mike Lea, Sam Barnes, Rob Hopley (Jordan Fagbola), Luke Denson, Robbie Booth (Kevin Holsgrove), Carl Rodgers, Lloyd Ellams, John Marsden (Joe Newton), Cory Williams. Subs not used: James Graham, John Dillon.
The Tiger's fought back from a half time deficit to make it five wins in a row, following a good performance at Ewen Fields.
It took the home side just five minutes to register as Scott Spencer played in Ayrton Bevins who stroked the ball past visiting goalkeeper Gray to open the scoring. Hyde probably should have gone further ahead as Reece Gray produced a good save from his namesake, pushing a precise effort around the post. Gray was then thankful to his crossbar as Spencer rattled it with a thunderbolt from 20 yards. Hyde's dominance continued as Bevins forced a save and again the crossbar shook, this time from Reece Gray.
On 27 minutes, an innocuous cross in to the area saw Colwyn Bay awarded a penalty with Ellison adjudged to have pushed over Cory Williams. It certainly didn't appear to be a clear cut decision but Robbie Booth didn't mind as he sent Broadbent the wrong way from twelve yards.
This lifeline allowed the visitors to get back in the game and slowly and surely they took command and shortly before half time Marden's cross from the right found Williams who finished in style.
Hyde came out showing a bit of fight in the second half and when awarded a free kick 25 yards out on 58 minutes, Scott Spencer continued his fine run of form by launching an unstoppable curling shot into the top right corner.
Four minutes later Bevins fed Spencer in the box and he did well to out maneuver Fagbola and lashed the ball home from a tight angle.
Young goalkeeper Josh Broadbent made an excellent diving save with around five minutes left to deny Luke Denson and Spencer almost grabbed another hat trick but Mike Lea headed his goalbound effort away from under the crossbar.
Overall a good win for Hyde who showed character to come back from 2-1 down and certainly in the first half The Tiger's were well on top.
Five wins in a row for the first time since 2012/13 and certainly looking confident and hungry for more.