Tuesday 9th March 1999
Northern Premier League Premier Division
Colwyn Bay: Not available
Hyde United: Jonathan Scargill, Kojoe Taylor, George Switzer, Gus Wilson, Paul Taylor, Scott Brenchley (Leon Mills), Lloyd Richardson, Neil Hall, Simon Yeo, Peter Band, Chris Dolby (Prince Moncrieffe). Subs not used: Tony Rodwell.
This game probably should not have been played, the pitch was a complete mudbath and it had huge ruts in several places. Chris Dolby found the pitch tough early on when he sped clear of the defence early on, only for him to lose control as he was going round the goalkeeper. Simon Yeo played the ball in to Band who beat he keeper only for a Bay defender to clear almost on the goal-line. Lawton hit a long range shot over for Colwyn and then Scargill made a good save low to his right. Scott Brenchley, making his Hyde debut, hit a left foot stinger from the edge of the penalty area which Roberts managed to parry over and then he saved from Band after he had dropped at cross at the big man's feet. A Yeo cross was headed into Dolby's path by Band but his shot crashed against the crossbar. Just before the break Roberts made a great double save when he blocked Brenchley's volley from close range and then stopped the rebound. The Tigers took the lead on 56 minutes when Prince Moncrieffe powered in a 25 yard shot which Roberts spilled, the loose ball was chased by Yeo who forced Colin Caton (o.g.) to prod the ball into his own goal. Fuller missed a chance for Colwyn when he placed the ball the wrong side of the post with Scargill beaten. Bay equaliser on 76 minutes when a corner was bundled home by Peter Donnelly. Yeo then raced clear of the Bay defence but fired his shot straight at Roberts who saved with his legs. Deniol Graham beat the Hyde offside trap on 80 minutes and lobbed Scargill from 25 yards for Bay to steal all three points.
Own Goal by Colin Caton