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
Saturday 20th April K.O 17:15 pm
Hyde F C – Lincoln City
Power 27, Fofana 45+1, Oliver 48 Ashworth 50 Oliver 62 Oliver 86
Tigers 490 Imps 900
The teams & Schemes
Scott McNiven 4-2-1-3
28 Fitzgerald 5 Ashworth (Y-60) 23 Dennis 2 Brizell
21 Tomsett 30 Milligan
6 Browne (Y-59)
22 Hogan 20 Blinkhorn 11 Almond
Poole (MF), Sedgwick (MF), Spencer (STR) Jevons (STR), McCartan (STR)
15 Gray 25 Brown 20 Miller 16 Nicolau (Y-67)
37 Fofana 35 Turnbull
12 Sheridan (Y-55) 8 Power 18 Jones (Y-60)
83 D/S Taylor on for Sherian, Jordan on for Jones. 87 Preece on for Farman
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.
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.
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.
Hyde F C – Lincoln City
shots on includes goals and saves includes crosses claimed
49% Ball 51%
10 Shots on 10
4 Misses 6
3 Saves 2
3 Corners 4
1 Offside 5
11 Fouls 13
2 Yellows 3
0 Reds 0
BSP Final Table
|3||Newport County AFC||46||25||10||11||85||60||25||85|
|10||Forest Green Rovers||46||18||11||17||63||49||14||65|
|24||AFC Telford United||46||6||17||23||52||79||-27||35|
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