Hyde United hosted National League side Oldham Athletic, the scoreline ending goalless after 90 minutes. Both sides used the time to get valuable minutes into the legs of the players ahead of the start of the season in front of a healthy crowd at the Project Solar Stadium.
Oldham looked shaky early in the game, Harry Ditchfield caught the defence out with a long throw which left them static, and Harry Bunn found Redshaw, who got past the defender Hobson but his shot went agonisingly wide of the post.
The visitors started to grow into the game as the half went on. On 26 minutes pacey winger Moore found an opportunity in the middle of the box but his volley was dragged wide.
A minute later, Oldham thought they had taken the lead from a corner as Couto’s in swinging delivery was headed in by Joe Nuttall but the linesman flagged for an infringement.
Hyde thought they were going to go into at the break ahead, a flurry of chances on the edge of the box were well blocked by the Oldham defence, the last chance falling to Redshaw but the shot went just over the bar.
The second half saw Oldham change their entire lineup but failed to create many chances. The only one of note was on 53 minutes when Mike Fondop was given the ball from the trialist Hyde goalkeeper from a loose pass, but his looping effort went over the bar.
Hyde brought on all seven of their substitutes, including a number of trialists, for the last 30 minutes of the game, but there were not many opportunities for either side after this point and the game fizzled out.
After the game, Oldham coach Steve Collis commented on their first pre season game. “It was pleasing to get 45 minutes into the legs of the players and we came out of the game with no injuries. Our recruitment this summer has been good, we have brought in quality and we will be looking to still add a few more before the start of the season”.
Hyde boss Nick Spooner was also pleased with the runout “We have made a number of signings in the close season and in our first two pre season games we are impressed with the quality of football we have played. I would like us to be better in the final third but it is early days yet and we will improve on this”.