Saturday 27th September 2008
F.A. Cup 2nd Qualifying Round
Whitley Bay: Burke, Taylor, Picton, Livermore, Coulson, Ryan, Moore, Robson, Kerr, Chow, Robinson Subs: Minto, Reay, Smith, Woodhouse, McFarland, Chandler
Hyde United: Craig Dootson, Wayne Maden (Lee Rick), Chris Lynch, Chris Brass, Karl Munroe, Nathan Wharton, David Owens (Adam Oakes), Lee Cartwright, Joel Igenoza (Neil Tolson), Chris Simm, Nicky Clee. Subs not used: David Morley, Chris Coward, Elliot Bernstein, Ken O'Brien. Sent off: Karl Munroe, Neil Tolson.
This was a disastrous day for the Tigers on Tyneside. After just five minutes they were two goals down and when Whitley Bay snatched a third after twenty five minutes it was as good as all over. To add to their woes Neil Tolson and Karl Munroe were both sent off in the second half for abusive language towards the two assistants who had both failed to see incidents in front of them. However there can be no excuses if you give a team a three goal start and finish up with nine men on the pitch.
Paul Chow opened the scoring after just two minutes and three minutes later man of the match Chris Moore showed great pace in outstripping the Hyde defence to grab the second. Chow then turned provider for Lee Kerr to head a third.
Changes were needed and David Owens was sacrificed to allow Adam Oakes into the defence and Chris Brass move into the overrun midfield. Hyde belatedly started to put the home side under pressure and Chris Simm hit a post seconds before half time.
The second half belonged to Hyde, although it was Craig Dootson who kept them in the game with two superb saves. Chris Lynch headed Hyde a lifeline on 66 minutes. However their joy was short-lived as substitute Neil Tolson was send off two minutes later for abusing an assistant after what appeared to be a good penalty appeal was turned down. The referee was miles behind play and needed the help of his assistant, who regretfully saw nothing.
Hyde contrived to force the pace and miss a number of chances, but the game had been lost in the first five minutes. With two minutes to go, Karl Munroe received a red card for foul and abusive language after Brass had been manhandled to the floor, to end a miserable day for Hyde and their travelling fans.