Saturday 11th September 1999
Northern Premier League Premier Division
Hyde United: Graham Bennett, Darren Lonergan, Kojoe Taylor, Brendan Aspinall, Gus Wilson, Peter Band, Mark Howard, Neil Hall, Simon Yeo, Prince Moncrieffe (Jody Banim), Ally Pickering. Subs not used: Darren McConnell, Scott Brenchley.
Guiseley: Shutt, Saunders, Phillips, Nettleson, Hook, Hazel, Ireland, Williams, Agana, Parke, Merris. Subs: Poole, Daly, Brooks
Guiseley started as the better side as Hyde's changed team struggled to settle. A rasping shot from the edge of the box flew just past the upright although Bennett seemed quite happy to let it go. Agana & Parke combined well but the final shot ended up wide of the target. Guiseley should have taken the lead from a corner when Parke won a header on the six yard box but Bennett leapt well to tip over his effort. Against the run of play Hyde took the lead on 32 minutes, New signing Ally Pickering played a through ball which Prince Moncrieffe ran onto and lashed a shot into the top corner. It was Guiseley again who had the best chance before half time as Parke's dipping shot whistled over the crossbar with many fans thinking he had scored. The second half saw a change in the pattern of the game with Hyde doing most of the pressing although a scramble in the Hyde goalmouth saw Mark Howard make a valuable clearance off the line. Simon Yeo forced the Guiseley centre-half into a mistake on 64 minutes before he steadied himself and shot past Stancliffe to make it 2-0. Stancliffe then made an excellent save when he tipped Pickerings 40 yard cross/shot round the post. Hyde now started to create more and more, Peter Band headed over a cross from Pickering and a corner produced a couple of chances, Aspinall had a shot blocked and the ball fell to Band who's shot was saved and then cleared from underneath the crossbar. Pickering, who had a steady debut, shot over from twelve yards as did Banim who was put through by Yeo & Band. Hazel had a chance for Guiseley but shot wide in a one on one with Bennett.