Hyde 1 Imps 5…..Hi 5 & Alive – The Imps Are Staying Up

Impdom’s hordes poured through the Pennines to make Hyde a home banker for Saviour Simmo’s soldiers. Yes ‘now you’re gonna believe us  – The Imps are staying up’.  Hallelujah The Mighty Imps live to fight another day, with Saviour Simmo now able to build us a squad of six foot soldiers to mount a play-off challenge. That is if the board’s ambition matches that of the manager, the huge potential fan base and a City, as a whole on the up. But let us not get ahead of ourselves, kick back, get out the good stuff, sign our BSP 3 up 3 down petition here and let’s recount the proud proud heroics that 900 Imps saw first hand.

For the benefit of  the Hatters, some visiting the site for the first time, first the  score & scorers, secondly the teams & schemes, then the match report and finally more stats than you can shake an Imp or Hatter  at  Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

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Saturday  20th April K.O 17:15 pm

Hyde F C  –  Lincoln City

(H/T  0-2)

Scorers

Power 27, Fofana 45+1, Oliver 48 Ashworth 50   Oliver 62 Oliver 86

Att 1,390

Ref: Handley

Tigers  490 Imps 900   

*****

The teams & Schemes 

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Scott McNiven  4-2-1-3  

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Carnell

28 Fitzgerald 5 Ashworth (Y-60) 23 Dennis  2 Brizell 

 21 Tomsett  30 Milligan 

6 Browne (Y-59)

22 Hogan  20 Blinkhorn 11 Almond

*****

 Substitutions
51 D/S – Spencer on for Almond and Jevons on for Milligan, 84 McCarton on for Blinkthorn

***

The bench 

Poole (MF),   Sedgwick (MF), Spencer (STR) Jevons (STR), McCartan (STR)

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4-2-3-1

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1 Farman 

15 Gray  25 Brown    20 Miller 16 Nicolau (Y-67)

37 Fofana  35 Turnbull      

12 Sheridan (Y-55)  8 Power 18 Jones (Y-60)

14 Oliver

***

Substitutions

83 D/S Taylor on for Sherian, Jordan on for Jones. 87 Preece on for Farman

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The Bench 

31 David Preece (GK), 6 Garner (DF),  4 Jordan  (MF), 10 Taylor (STR) 23 Taylor

 *****


But to the game fellow football fans, to the game…….

The Imps settle early against a Hyde side with Turnbull playing in Oliver who roasts his man, alas, but puts wide. Turnbull again gets forward and fizzes a foot to the right.  Power is caught offside to end a promising move. Turnbull puts in a tasty challenge to end a Hyde counter.  A decent Milligan corner is cut short as Ashworth fouls Brown.  Commentator Tommo curiously suggests that Simmo has put out a formulation to emulate the opposition again, yet the Tigers are the ones to make a rare change from their steadfast 4-4-2

A huge Gray long throw is cleared. Sheridan gets beyond his man but the ball in is poor and goes down the keepers throat.  Oliver beats two but no one is up with him and the ball flying across the box and out for the throw. A lose Turnbull ball sees Farman hit long, Oliver head on , but Sheridan cannot get a touch to finish a direct but effective move.  The huge travelling support is vociferous, making this as good as a home game.

Jones finally gets into the game but is fouled by Tomsett and is then caught offside for the second time. Fofana fouls Almond just as he is getting into his stride. Nicolau, on the overlap, fires a superb long range effort that is magnificently parried by Carnell who saves Power’s follow up. Sheridan then volleys over the bar.  A Milligan corner is well saved by Farman.  Turnbull is having a great game.

Route one sees Oliver, once again, win the header, the keeper can only palm to Jones who is pushed to the floor by Brizell. Penalty! Power confidently strokes home the penalty for one nil to the Imps. A pitch Impvasion ensues – The Imps are staying up.  Oliver – aerially immense again – wins another header but Sheridan again fails to read it.  Oliver then shoots narrowly wide. From the clearance, Miller slips, Blinkhorn gets across him and fires a curler narrowly wide. Hyde have burst into life. Blinkhorn feeds Almond who fires just wide. A great corner sees Carnell spill but Miller is just unable to capitalise.

A joyous ball by Browne finds Milligan, he crosses but Brown does just enough to keep Blinkhorn from getting any connection.   Oliver wins another Gray long throw but no one is gambling to take advantage of his nod-ons. On the whistle a soothing second. A  Power corner finds Fofana and his powerful header is headed into the roof of the net by Ashworth. Tamworth and Woking are drawing 1-1 and Gateshead and Stockport are drawing 0-0 against Ebbsfleet and Kidderminster respectively. Green has put the Stag’s into the automatic promotion spot with a penalty 5 minutes before half-time.

Second half.

Both managers keep the faith. The Imps go for the jugular, Sheridan beats the offside, crosses superbly and Oliver powers home with aplomb. Hyde storm forward from the centre to win a corner.   Milligan takes and Ashworth heads home at the near post for 3-1. Ex-Imp Spencer replaces Almond and Jevons comes on for Milligan as the Tigers go 4-3-3 with 3 centre-forwards.  A ferocious drive from Tomsett goes just over the bar.

Kidderminster go a goal up against Stockport with the Hatters on the pitch, fighting with their players and forcing the ref to lead everyone off the pitch(for 20 mins). Sheridan is caught off-side and is booked before Oliver puts another towering header wide.  It’s end to end stuff. Farman makes a magnicent save from another glorious Tomsett pile-driver  A tangle between Ashworth and Jones see both see yellow.  The Imps make it 4-1 on 62 minutes. A Gray throw finds Oliver. His fantastic leap  sees him beat the keeper to the ball and head home

Tomsett again goes close with another speculative effort.  A great drive from Spencer goes just to the right of the goal. Brown makes a saving challenge on Jevons as the Imps sit back on a three goal lead. Naturally not Oliver who is on a hat-trick.  Power’s free kick just eludes him and he then chases down a ball for a corner. Power plays a frustrating short one. Oliver dead on his feet, is given a chance to get his hat-trick as  Sheridan makes way for Taylor  and Jones comes off for Jordan. He does. Miller threads an intelligent ball, that Vadaine latches onto to flick nonchalantly inside the left hand post. Quality performance from the lad, the team and the manager on a proud, proud day for our football club.

Synopsis

Come on Bob line in the sand let’s see a few grand. Time to put football first, the Mighty Imps back into the heart of our beautiful City and back into the League. Stockport did not get the right man at the right time and look where they are now.

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Hyde F C – Lincoln City

*****

Stats

Note

shots on includes goals and saves includes crosses claimed

*****

49% Ball 51%

10 Shots on 10

4 Misses 6

Saves 2

3 Corners 4

1 Offside 5

11 Fouls 13

2 Yellows 3

0 Reds 0

BSP Final Table

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 up 8 Mansfield Town 46 30 5 11 92 52 40 95
2 up 11 Kidderminster Harriers 46 28 9 9 82 40 42 93
3 down 3 Newport County AFC 46 25 10 11 85 60 25 85
4 down 4 Grimsby Town 46 23 14 9 70 38 32 83
5 up 6 Wrexham 46 22 14 10 74 45 29 80
6 down 6 Hereford United 46 19 13 14 73 63 10 70
7 down 5 Luton Town 46 18 13 15 70 62 8 67
8 down 8 Dartford 46 19 9 18 67 63 4 66
9 down 9 Braintree Town 46 19 9 18 63 72 -9 66
10 up 11 Forest Green Rovers 46 18 11 17 63 49 14 65
11 down 11 Macclesfield Town 46 17 12 17 65 70 -5 63
12 down 12 Woking 46 18 8 20 73 81 -8 62
13 down 13 Alfreton Town 46 16 12 18 69 74 -5 60
14 down 4 Cambridge United 46 15 14 17 68 69 -1 59
15 down 15 Nuneaton 46 14 15 17 55 63 -8 57
16 down 16 Lincoln City 46 15 11 20 66 73 -7 56
17 up 3 Gateshead 46 13 16 17 58 61 -3 55
18 down 18 Hyde FC 46 16 7 23 63 75 -12 55
19 down 3 Tamworth 46 15 10 21 55 69 -14 55
20 down 20 Southport 46 14 12 20 72 86 -14 54
21 down 21 Stockport County 46 13 11 22 57 76 -19 50
22 down 7 Barrow 46 11 13 22 45 83 -38 46
23 down 1 Ebbsfleet United 46 8 15 23 55 89 -34 39
24 down 24 AFC Telford United 46 6 17 23 52 79 -27 35
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Posted on April 20, 2013, in A View From The Stacey West by Neil Gentleman-Hobbs & Match Reports, All the Formations: The Teams & schemes, Relegation Reprieve 2012/13, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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