Tuesday 1st October 2002
Northern Premier League Premier Division
Colwyn Bay: Smith, Rigby, Coathup, Webster, Hogg, Jones, Stannard, Williams, McIlvogue, Kissock, Edge. Subs: Limbert, Jefferies, Caton
Hyde United: Peter Crookes, Paul McGuire, David Nolan, Dominic Crookes, Paul Ashwell, Dave Swanick, Richard Eyre, Jay Anthony (Leon Smith), Steve Foster, Ged Smith (Steve Nolan), Tom Brookes. Subs not used: Mike Lomax. Sent off: Paul Ashwell.
A dismal performance from the Tigers at the seaside. Initial signs were favourable though with Deniol Graham on holiday and Carl Furlong suspended. We had Lee Evans and Anthony Hargreaves out injured, whilst Jay Anthony made his debut.
To be honest, Hyde never got going. The first half was pretty even. Richard Eyre clipped a post and that was the closest we came. Right on half time, Ged Smith was booked for jumping at an opponent and from the resultant free kick, Lee Kissock headed home.
The second half was only three minutes old when we gave Chris Edge too much time and space and he scored at the second attempt. The match degenerated (if it could get any worse) into a long ball game. The Tigers became more frustrated. Steve Foster, Paul Ashwell and Dave Swanick were booked. The referee had missed key incidents throughout and wasn't consistent with bookings. We couldn't blame the ref though for the way we played. Paul Ashwell received a second yellow after a 'handbags' incident and that summed up the Tiger's night. He will now miss the Marine game, as will Swanick who has accumulated five bookings.
No serious goalmouth action to report. We can't blame anybody but ourselves. Even the pitch was in pristine condition - the best I have ever seen it - so we couldn't blame that either!
David Nolan's final game in charge