MATCH REPORT Scarborough Athletic 0-2 Hyde United
Monday 16th October 2017 @ 10:25 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round

Scarborough Athletic 0-2 Hyde United

It started at a frantic pace with both sides showing attacking intent. Hyde set up with the wind behind, and weathered early pressure from Scarborough, without looking troubled, and with enough pace to make sure Scarborough were not in a position to over commit. With 10 minutes of end-to-end football out of the way, Hyde settled down and started to threaten, winning a corner. The ball was placed down by Man of the Match Janni Lipka, and fired into the box where Matt Beadle, losing his marker, made an intelligent run behind the defender to get his head on the ball infront of the keeper.

Scarborough were shocked, but unable to make any clear cut chances for themselves, and on 33 minutes Hyde doubled their advantage when a low driven cross from Chris Sutherland was missed by everyone and side footed home by Luke Porritt at the back post.

Scarborough were out early for the second half, and with the wind behind they were on the front foot and looking for an early break through. Paddy Miller and Tyron Gay, supported by Kyle Harrison and James Burke were not going to concede, and they chased, harried and won the ball on the floor and in the air with 100% support from Peter Crook who claimed every ball from every corner, and Scarborough had eight in the second half.

Hyde were set up perfectly, with Karl Jones replacing Beadle and half time, working his socks off along side the outstanding Tom Pratt who ran himself to a virtual standstill, but his energy and ability contributed to the result.

Neither Hyde or Scarborough created any clear cut chances in the second half, and it was a measure of the control the Tigers had that Peter Crook only had one save to make in 95 minutes of football.

The draw for the first round proper will be made on BBC Two at 7pm this evening. We’ll bring you the latest information as and when the draw is announced.

By Mark WorthingtonĀ 

Picture: Scarborough Athletic