Tuesday 11th April 2000
Northern Premier League Premier Division
Guiseley: Shutt, Sanders, Nettleton, Coleano, Trevitt, Poole, Ireland, Bulgin, Parke, Davison, Gallacher. Subs: Cooke, Shuttleworth, Bower for Davison.
Hyde United: Graham Bennett, John Foster, Paul Robertson, Gus Wilson, Ally Pickering, Peter Band, Lloyd Richardson, Neil Hall, Simon Yeo, Jody Banim (Gavin Salmon), Matty Taylor. Subs not used: Willie Griffiths, Steve Tobin.
After 334 minutes without a goal, the last coming eight minutes into the Bishop Auckland game, the Tigers took all the points with a scrappy effort at relegation threatened Guiseley. In the fourth minute, Lloyd Richardson tested Shutt in the Guiseley goal with a shot from the edge of the area but the 'keeper did well and pushed the ball around the post. A bizarre backpass from Nettleton then had Shutt in all sorts of trouble as the ball rolled past him heading towards goal, credit to the goalie though as he raced back to hack the ball away about a foot from the line to spare the defenders blushes. Simon Ireland's curling ball from the right caused Hyde problems but Parke was stretching at the far post and couldn't direct his effort on target. Substitute Craig Bower then wasted an excellent opportunity for Guiseley, shooting wide from twelve yards with just Bennett to beat. Simon Yeo then produced a great stop from Shutt after he turned inside the area and fired a shot to the near post, Shutt responding by parrying the ball for a corner. The last chance of the half fell to Jody Banim, after showing some neat footwork in the box he shot across the face of the goal and wide. Early in the second half Poole's volley from twenty yards was hit straight at Bennett, who later in the game had lengthy treatment after a collision with Parke. Good play down the right saw Taylor cross, Banim flick on and Yeo fire straight at Shutt when he should have scored. Hyde took the lead on 72 minutes, a Guiseley clearance cannoned off Yeo inside the area and the loose ball was headed in by Lloyd Richardson although Jody Banim will be trying to claim the goal as he slid in at the far post to make sure. Guiseley pressure for the last fifteen minutes failed to breakdown the Hyde defence and the Tigers held on for their first win in six games.