Hyde And District Sunday Football League End Of Season Review
Wednesday 25th May 2016 @ 09:54 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

By Anthony Smith:

The Hyde & District Sunday League’s entertaining 2015/16 season came to a close last week, as it culminated with Ridgehill United winning the unprecedented quadruple.

United have had an impressive run in recent seasons, this one being their best yet.

As well as winning the Premier Division title, they also scooped the Divisional Reporter Cup (1-0 win over Charlesworth) and the Rose Bowl, which is the Hyde League’s equivalent of professional football’s league cup (6-3 win AET over Droylsden Sports).

United’s most recent piece of silverware came in the Stalybridge & Hyde District Cup as they defeated Tameside Sunday League Premier Division champions, Bulls Head Athletic. United came from 2-0 down to secure the trophy with a 3-2 victory.

In the Premier Division, Home Guard FC managed to secure the runner-up spot, which is a vast improvement on their previous season as they finished in the bottom half of the table.

Can they go one better next season and wrestle the title from Ridgehill United?

The Division One league title was won in emphatic fashion as Droylsden Sports claimed victory in 21 out of 22 games, so the honour was well deserved.

How will they fare in the Premier Division next season? They have already had a taste this season against the Premier Division champions in the Rose Bowl final, taking them all the way to extra time.

Tintwistle Village and Harehill Tavern ‘A’ finished second and third respectively, and will no doubt want a taste of Premier Division action next season, too.

Charlesworth FC picked up the Hyde League’s version of the FA Cup, as their name was etched into the Challenge Cup trophy with a 2-1 victory (AET) over Commie Bees.

Charlesworth are a very strong side on their day, and they will certainly set their targets for improving on their third placed finish next season.

Finally, Roe Cross upset the form book to win the Divisional Jack Stone Cup with a 3-2 victory over Droylsden Sports in the final. Roe Cross will be content with their season having picked up silverware and secured fourth place in Division One.

It’s been a great season, and hopefully an even better 2016/17 season.

For any new clubs wishing to be part of the Hyde & District Sunday League, please contact us on Twitter @hydeleague or alternatively call league secretary David Brightmore 07710 583 483.