OSSETT TOWN FC 0 v 2 HYDE UNITED FC
An untidy game from start to finish, with both sides struggling to play football on a heavy pitch.
Neither side was able to take any control of the ball or the game in the opening 45 minutes, with the referee feeling the need to be heavily involved in play. Ossett Town certainly had the two best chances heading over and firing over from 6 yards within the space of 90 seconds. Hyde created a couple of half chances with the best of these falling to David Brown who hit the target but failed to get the power.
On 32 minutes the referee pulled out a straight red for Sam Wright following an excessive challenge on David Brown although credit to Wright who stayed on the pitch to check brown was alright before trudging off to the dressing room
Ossett changed to three at the back and looked to keep their shape in midfield and upfront, which allowed space for Hyde to get around them and in behind.
This allowed a switch of play and a smart run by Luke Porritt which finished with a headed goal from David Brown from Porritt's cross into the box. 1-0 Hyde
Max Leonard and Chris Sutherland were rolled on by Darren to add an injection of fresh legs, replacing the hard working Tom Pratt & David Brown, and this allowed them to push a spirited Ossett back and to score their second goal through Luke Porrett
Big Khamsuk was the final of the three Hyde subs, and the game finished with another clean sheet for the squad & the impressive Peter Crook.
FT 2-0 Hyde United FC
Another 3 points, another clean sheet, and another fantastic level of support from the travelling Tigers.
The race for promotion is now entering a critical stage, with South Shields edging past Clitheroe 1-0 and Scarborough gaining a win at home to Skelmersdale through an own goal which gave them a 2-1. The Tigers did what was needed to stay in second and a draw for Bamber Bridge 3-3 meaning they are now 5 points above the 4th place side.
WE ARE ALL TIGERS
Updated 18:50 - 17 Feb 2018 by Tony Spencer