Tuesday 25th October 2016
Manchester Premier Cup 1st Round
Hyde United: Russell Saunders, James Burke, Kyle Brownhill, Brice Wassi, Adam M Jones, Harry Coates, Daniel Pilkington (Ayrton Bevins), James Cadman (Ryan Ellison), Joe Pugh, Phattaraphol 'Big' Khamsuk, Pete Boyle (Jamal Branker). Subs not used: Dylan Forth, Andy Bishop.
Mossley: Flynn, Haslam, McDonnell, Jeffs, Harper, Burke, Hill, Bourne, Keogh, Kiwanda, Pratt. Subs: Bennett, Bove, McGonigle, Short, Durry.
Hyde made five changes to the side which fought back too secure three points against Burscough on Saturday, but the squad understood that this game was important to start building some winning momentum, and this was stressed to the players before the start of the game.
Mossley were quickly out of the blocks and scored through ex Hyde forward Damase Kiwanda on 9 minutes finishing smartly after some good build up play. Moseley enjoyed a dominant opening 20 minutes, where Hyde looked off the pace, but they failed to add to their goal tally, and Hyde started to work things out. The Hyde back four were sitting a bit deep, meaning the gap to the midfield and forwards was to big. Dave asked them to step up 10 yards and this allowed the midfield to engage and Hyde to start to get some time on the ball and this immediately paid dividends with the hard working Joe Pugh firing home from 10 yards to pull them level on 23 minutes.
10 minutes later Hyde took the lead when Cadman picked up a clearance ball following a Hyde corner, and beat his man on the right delivering a fantastic cross on the run, which glanced off the Mossley defenders head in the box before being expertly fired home on the volley from Coates 18 yards out.
The remaining 10 minutes of the half belonged to Hyde and they were good value for their first half lead.
HT 2-1 HYDE
The second half was about game management. Moseley started well again, but Hyde were more sure of themselves and kept things tight and organised with captain Adam Jones dominant at the centre of defence, meaning Mossley were not able to carve out any clear chances. Hyde again took control of the ball and the midfield three of Wassi, Cadman and Big worked with great energy to close down and to control the centre of the pitch. They were helped with an energetic and hard working performance from Pugh, who found space when Hyde were in possession and closed and harried when Mossley looked to play across the back.
Hyde made changes with Branker replacing Boyle own 62, Bevins for the excellent Pilkington on 70 and Ellison for Cadman on 82.
Neither team had any clear cut chances in the final 20 minutes, although Hyde edged the second half in terms of play and managed to see out the game to progress into the next round with a home tie against Salford City FC
FT 2-1 HYDE UNITED FC
A really pleasing result for this side, and a demonstration of the strength in depth Hyde have in this young squad with stand out performances from Cadman, Big and Pugh. Hyde are close to being a very good side, with talented senior players working along side quality younger players who are keen and willing to learn. Back to back wins show that they all have a lot to offer, and hopefully Hyde can push on and get a victory away to Ossett Town on Saturday.