Hyde recorded their first away league win since August after a comfortable 3-1 victory against Stafford Rangers, who are still rooted at the bottom of the league table. The pitch was heavy meaning it wasn’t conducive to play football on so both sides were looking to put the ball in behind the opposition defence.
The tigers took the lead when the home side failed to clear their lines, and Turner flicked the ball into the path of Sharp who calmly slotted in the bottom corner, his fourth in 4 games for the club.
Stafford equalised through Sherratt when his shot inside the area landed inside the bottom corner after taking an unfortunate deflection off Fagbola.
Hyde took control of the second half and restored the lead in some style when Lane cut back inside from the right and unleashed a shot which rocketed into the roof of the net, leaving King with no chance.
The hosts lost confidence once going behind again, with French only having one real save to make in the second half, frustration kicked in, and they were handed numerous yellow cards for some late challenges.
It was 3-1 when Tongue stepped up to a free kick just outside the area, firing into the wall with power, before the ball took a slight deflection to wrong-foot King and end up into the back of the net, to make it 2 vital wins in a row for the tigers.
By George Rothwell