Saturday 11th September 2010
Hyde FC: Russell Saunders, Dean Stott, Chris Lynch, Scott McNiven, Michael Taylor, Carlos Logan, Shaun Whalley, Matty Burke, Mark Lees, Neil Tolson (Dale Johnson), Tom Manship (Greg Traynor). Subs not used: Lee Rick, Ben Morris, Mark Stewart.
Corby Town: Mackenzie, Pitham, Charlton, Hope, Gulliver, Lavery, Hall, Towers, Webster, Mackey, Walker. Subs: Dolman, Jarman for Walker, Kirk, Diggin, Frew.
Hyde gained their first win of the season against high flying Corby Town thanks to a late winner from debutant substitute Dale Johnson. Dale with his first touch picked up the ball just outside the area and beat three men before firing the ball past a despairing Chris Mackenzie to secure the points for Hyde with a win they thoroughly deserved.
Shaun Whalley had opening the scoring for the home side on eight minutes when he scored a great opportunist goal from wide on the right as he caught Mackenzie napping and Hyde could have increased their lead on 23 minutes when a long kick downfield from ‘keeper Russell Saunders bounced over his counterpart but was scrambled away by Asa Charlton before Carlos Logan could take advantage.
Corby received a lifeline right on half time when Chris Lynch was adjudged to have fouled Ben Mackey in the area. Mackey himself took the penalty and was relieved to see the ball roll over the line as Saunders just failed to keep it out.
After the break Hyde relied on the pace of Logan and Whalley to keep the visitors under pressure and they both twice went close before Logan brought another good save from Mackenzie. Mackey had a late chance for Corby but this was very much Hyde’s day and lots of positives to build on.
The only sad note for Hyde was that Tom Manship limped off after 28 minutes on this return. However it was due to a knock on his knee rather than a recurrence of his Achilles injury, so hopefully he will not be out too long.