MATCH REPORT Radcliffe Borough 4-0 Hyde United
Thursday 3rd November 2016 @ 08:29 by Mark Phillip
Hyde Sports

By Jonathan Arrowsmith:

Hyde produced arguably one of their worst performances of the season as they were humbly beaten 4-0 by Radcliffe Borough at the Taurus Stadium.

Goals from Abou Sanogo, Conor Ready and a brace from Raul Corriea dented the Tigers hope of a turnaround in form.

Hyde didn’t settle well early on and it was a sign of things to come just before the 15th minute mark when Timmy Raheem coasted through Hyde’s midfield before shooting wide.

But the early warning was ignored when Joe Pugh left Sam Fitton exposed at right back, in-form Boro winger Frank Van Gils skipped past Fitton before putting a low ball into the box and Abou Sanogo wasn’t going to miss from six yards out.

The early goal from Radcliffe was well deserved, but Hyde didn’t crumble.

Replicating Van Gils, Pugh ran down the other end of the pitch and whipped in a low ball that was just about dealt with by Lassana Nalatche, who narrowly avoided putting the ball in his own net.

Hyde’s best chance of the game fell to Andy Bishop on the 20 minute mark, but a great stop from debutant keeper Tadhg Ryan kept the Boro in front.

That might have been a game changing moment for the Tiger’s as minutes after that Radcliffe countered through Van Gils and Timmy Raheem who put Raul Corriea through to complete the first half scoring.

The second half didn’t promise to be any better for Hyde as they continued to struggle against the pace and pressing from Radcliffe Borough.

Despite starting the half with more solidity and shape, it quickly fell apart when Elliot Rokka managed to find space to put a ball into the box, finding Correia for his second of the game.

Just ten minutes later it was four and game over, Russ Saunders spilling a shot from Rokka straight into the path of Boro substitute Conor Ready.

The Tiger’s reacted by bringing on Ayrton Bevins who when giving time and space looked dangerous, instantly forcing Ryan into action to produce an excellent save from an effort outside the box.

But it was too little to too late, Hyde were dismal on the night and it could have been worse if not for Harry Coates clearing an effort from Rokka off the line in the last few minutes.

The Boro front line were far too hungry for Hyde, Van Gils and Raheem particularly impressive. A game to forget for the Tiger’s who’ll want to move on fast at Farsley Celtic on Saturday.