Saturday 28th November 1998
Northern Premier League Premier Division
Hyde United: Jonathan Scargill, Darren Esdaille, Richard Annan, Gus Wilson, Paul Taylor, Tony Rodwell, Lloyd Richardson (Darren Washington), Neil Hall, Peter Band, Padi Wilson, Don Page. Subs not used: Matty Taylor, Jason Hardy.
Emley: Not available
In what was quite a dull game, Emley stole all the points with a goal bundled over the line in the last minute. The Tigers were always going to be hard pushed to win against the tough Yorkshiremen and Simon Jones tested the Hyde defence early on when he ran up the left and fired over. Reynolds then hit a low shot from twenty yards but Scargill dealt with it comfortably. Annan miss hit a corner but the ball found its way back to him and he skipped round two defenders but shot into the side netting. Jones whipped in a free kick for Emley but the header was glanced wide. Again Jones was involved as he sprayed a fifty yard ball which was met on the volley by Bambrook but Scargill tipped the ball round the post. Peter Band had a chance early in the second half but flicked his shot wide when he had beaten the goalkeeper. Scargill made a error when he kicked to Reynolds, but then saved the shot back on goal. Neil Hall ran up the left and hit a rising shot which just cleared the crossbar. In the 90th minute, Reynolds beat Annan & Wilson on the right and crossed for Steve Smith to bundle the ball over line.