Saturday 12th October 2002
F.A. Cup 3rd Qualifying Round
Barrow: Bishop, Rogers, Maxfield, Salmon, Hume, Anthony, Warren, Gaughan, Holt, Bullimore, Tarrant. Subs: Hall, Housham, Jones, Hill, Liddicott. Sent Off: Holt
Hyde United: Peter Crookes, Paul McGuire, Mike Lomax, Dominic Crookes (Rob Woodhead), Paul Ashwell, Dave Swanick, Richard Eyre (Tahir Sadiq), Jay Anthony (Tom Brookes), Steve Foster, Ged Smith, Anthony Hargreaves. Subs not used: Steve Lyons, Lee Evans. Sent off: Paul Ashwell.
The Tigers regained some pride at Barrow after the humiliation at Bradford, but still found time for three defensive errors which enabled Barrow to ultimately achieve a comfortable win. Lee Evans and Leon Smith both failed fitness tests, but Rob Woodhead was recalled to the bench. Hyde had former England and Manchester United star, Gordon Hill in temporary charge.
Barrow took the lead on 15 minutes when Wayne Bullimore curled a free-kick directly into the net. It probably should have been cleared or saved. Hyde fought back and Anthony Hargreaves scored a well worked equaliser on 22 minutes to stun the partisan crowd.
Disaster struck for the Tigers three minutes later as Peter Crookes could only help the ball into his own net under pressure. A possible foul, but it should have been cleared.
After a positive half time chat, Hyde needed to get back early in the second half, but after only three minutes another defensive mix up left Mark Hume the easy task of scoring. This was harsh on Hyde with a couple of ricochets falling for Barrow. The Tigers battled bravely but with a two goal advantage, Barrow had enough in hand. Steve Foster and Hargreaves played well throughout and both came close to scoring in each half.
With 15 minutes left, Paul Ashwell and Barrow's Grant Holt were sent off after an unsavoury incident. Ashy will now be at the mercy of the FA having already been sent off at Colwyn Bay.
Not really the result the Tigers wanted, but some pride had been restored.
Gordon Hill's first game in charge.