Tuesday 13th September 2016
Northern Premier League Challenge Cup Preliminary Round
Hyde United: Dylan Forth, Ryan Ellison, Phil Dean, Matthew Dempsey, Adam M Jones, Brice Wassi, Nathan Woodward (Kyle Brownhill), Andrew Pearson (Jake Pollard), Marcus Day (Ayrton Bevins), Chris Amadi, Sam Fitton. Subs not used: Phattaraphol 'Big' Khamsuk, Pete Boyle.
Glossop North End: Cooper, Healey, Richardson, Woodward, Parker, Summerskill, Mulholland, Rainford, Norton, Leonard, Jones. Substitutes: Hare, Ilesanmi, Barnes, Mohamud.
Both clubs fielded strong sides for this Doodson League Cup tie which shows where they are at this early stage of the season. Glossop and Hyde are in the middle of a rebuilding job, and a number of players are still learning to play together and in some cases gain match fitness. This meant the sides were very evenly matched, as they had been two weeks ago in the league when glossop nicked it 1-0
Hyde started much the stronger side, and controlled the play and ball for the opening 15 minutes creating a number of chances. They had opportunities and probable should have been one or two up, but Glossop took strength from the fact is was still 0-0 and grew into the game. The next 20 minutes were even, and the battle in midfield limited chances, and forced errors. Glossop made the most of the 10 minutes before half time and Norton had a chance with 44 gone to put them ahead, but snatched at his shot
The second half was a continuation of the first, with sloppy passing and both teams taking it in turns to exert pressure in short periods of play. Glossop had the better of the middle period and should have scored, and Hyde finished more strongly, with several attacks in the final ten minutes which included a fantastic Phil Dean cross met by an Amadi flick which hit the post, and a Pollard Cross which Dean hit on the half volley, but the shot went into the ground and was well saved.
Penalty kicks are not Hyde's friend, and Glossop scored all five meaning Hyde went out 5-4 following a Pollard miss