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Stalybridge Celtic

2

Hyde United

2
December 26, 2018 @ 15:00 Bower Fold

Stalybridge hosted Hyde for the first time in a league fixture for 4 years in an excellent physical encounter with both teams producing one of the games of the season.

The first 20 minutes were to be expected, both teams looking to hit the front early and play the game on their own terms. That made the game scrappy, producing a tasty midfield battle between Lipka and Daly of Hyde and Dent and Wilkinson of Stalybridge.

But it was Stalybridge who went in at half time ahead when Scott carried the ball away from a goalmouth scramble, evading Hyde players near the dugout and setting Kengni free to run the length of the half and score.

Hyde had to come out in the second half on the front foot but it was always going to be tough with Stalybridge pressing high. They went 2-0 up with Kengni getting his brace after running onto a through ball, placing it into the back of the net.

That wasn’t the end of the game though, with the excellent away following urging them on, Hyde found a way back. A Platt free kick was spilled by Turner, falling into the path of Chilaka who made no mistake. It was soon level with Pratt winning a corner, resulting in the delivery finding the big jump of Fagbola, the ball judged to have crossed the line despite Wilkinson’s efforts.

Both teams kept the game at a frantic pace until the finish with chances for both to win it but a draw was the fair result in the end.

By George Rothwell

Stalybridge Celtic 2 - 2 Hyde United

  • Wednesday 26 December 2018 @ 15:00
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  • Bower Fold
  • Attendance: 838
  • Referee: Lee Hible
10
Played
3
Won
5
Drawn
2
Lost

Previous meetings

15 Jul 17 15:00 pre-season Hyde United v Stalybridge Celtic 4 - 3
18 Sep 18 19:45 Hyde United v Stalybridge Celtic 4 - 2
26 Dec 18 15:00 Stalybridge Celtic v Hyde United 2 - 2
22 Apr 19 15:00 Hyde United v Stalybridge Celtic 1 - 0
26 Dec 19 15:00 Hyde United v Stalybridge Celtic 1 - 2
13 Apr 20 15:00 Stalybridge Celtic v Hyde United P - P
26 Dec 20 15:00 NPL Premier Stalybridge Celtic v Hyde United P - P
05 Apr 21 15:00 NPL Premier Hyde United v Stalybridge Celtic P - P
27 Dec 21 15:00 NPL Premier Stalybridge Celtic v Hyde United 1 - 1
18 Apr 22 15:00 NPL Premier Hyde United v Stalybridge Celtic 2 - 2
26 Dec 22 13:00 NPL Premier Hyde United v Stalybridge Celtic 0 - 1
10 Apr 23 13:00 NPL Premier Stalybridge Celtic v Hyde United 2 - 2
29 Jul 23 15:00 pre-season Hyde United v Stalybridge Celtic 1 - 1