Saturday 1st October 2016
Northern Premier League First Division North
Hyde United: Dylan Forth, Ryan Ellison, Kyle Brownhill, James Burke, Matthew Dempsey, Brice Wassi (Phattaraphol 'Big' Khamsuk), James Cadman (Jamal Branker), Andrew Pearson, Andy Bishop (Ayrton Bevins), Adam Thurston, Phil Dean. Subs not used: Pete Boyle, Joe Pugh.
Trafford: Not available
This was a tough challenge for a young Hyde side, against a good Trafford side packed with experienced players in all areas.
Hyde set up in a 3-5-2 and had to make a number of enforced changes to the starting eleven following Tuesdays win away at Prescott due to Adam Jones being away and Dave McGurk struggling to play twice in 5 days.
Trafford had the early possession and looked a threat to Hyde, but they weathered the initial period and started to get some joy on the ball 15 minutes in.
A solid period of play with Hyde enjoying possession and looking confident, creating a number of chances, which led to the goal. A good move involving a number of players, with the ball played out to Ryan Ellison who fired in an excellent cross which was met by Andy Bishop scoring with a thumping header on home debut.
HT 1-0 Hyde
Trafford started the second half well, flying out of the traps and grabbing an equaliser on 47 minutes. Trafford pushed on and used their experience in midfield to secure the ball, and they made Hyde work hard to stay in the game for a concerted period of 15 minutes.
With Trafford failing to score, Hyde grew in confidence and enjoyed a good period of possession and attacking play. A great move feeding in Phil Dean who played a great ball across the box, for Big Khamsuk to smash home his first senior goal for the Tigers and Hyde were in the lead on 82 minutes.
This wasn't the end of the scoring, and on 87 minutes the lineman awarded a free kick against Hyde for a foul on Adam Thurston by the Trafford player, and the resulting free kick was delivered brilliantly into the box by Neville where it was fired home.
A point gained for Hyde rather than two lost, and this could be important come the end of the season. Three games unbeaten and 5 points gained over the seven days for Darren and his boys.