Tuesday 6th December 2005
Vauxhall Motors: Dittmer, Duffy, Butler, Willis, McNulty, Brazier, Moogan, Lawton, Rooney, Olsen, Smyth. Subs: O¡¯Donnell, Garrity, McDermott, Sissoko, Noone.
Hyde United: Jean-Paul Ndjebayi, Lincoln Adams (James Barrow), Paul Armstrong, Paul Jones, Mike Flynn, Nathan Wharton, Wayne Dean, Gerry Harrison, Nicky Clee (Danny Caldecott), Dale Johnson (Neil Tolson), Matty McNeil. Subs not used: Carlos Meakin, Tony Ellis.
Report by Tony Beard:
Hyde were soon into gear against Vauxhall and never took their foot off the pedal as they made it two wins in a row to move a couple more places up the table. Only 188 turned up to watch and probably wished they hadn't, unless you came from Hyde. The game was dire, but another three points from a workmanlike performance is what really matters.
Jean Paul Ndjebayi had another confident game in goal but the back four in front of him protected him well as Vauxhall didn't really create a meaningful chance. The Tigers battled for every ball and never let Vauxhall settle. Man of the match for Hyde was Wayne Dean and he capped a great performance when he hammered the ball home on 60 minutes for Hyde's second goal. The Tigers had taken the lead on 30 minutes when Nathan Wharton scored another stunning goal. This time from a free-kick about 25 yards out. He also supplied the cross for Hyde's second and is looking to be a good signing.
Hyde looked confident throughout, despite the bumpy pitch, and chased and harried for every ball. Nicky Clee missed a good chance in the first half, whilst Matty McNeil and Dale Johnson both had chances to increase Hyde's lead in the second. This was definitely a match to forget, but not the three points, which came with it.