Sunday 26th August 2012
North West Youth Alliance Football League
Goals: West (2), Holness
Sunday saw the youth team pick up their first win of the season, courtesy of a 3-0 victory over Northwich Victoria.
In a first half totally dominated by the young Tigers, the home side played some very attractive football and created numerous chances.
George West linked up very well with strike partner Ben Steer and at times the Northwich back 4 had to rely on some desperate defending to keep the scores level.
The deadlock was finally broken on 26 minutes when Damani Holness cut into the midfield from the right and played a delightful ball through for West who rounded the keeper to give Hyde a 1 – 0 lead.
The young Tigers almost doubled their advantage 6 minutes later when centre-back Jordon Poole picked the ball up in his own half and set off on a fantastic run which saw him play a number of one-twos off team mates before powering into the box and rounding the centre-back, but then made one shimmy to0 many from 7 yards out and the chance was gone.
Hyde continued to press forward and on 38 minutes left-back Daniel Kakaiku played a great ball down the flank to Ben Steer who went past his defender on the touchline and pulled the ball back for West to score from close range.
The second half started very much as the first had finished, with Hyde taking the game to their visitors.
Both Holness and William George continued to trouble both Northwich full-backs, with Captain Jake Hibbs and Mario Duarte dominating in the centre of the park.
Holness, West and Steer all went close but the Tigers had to wait until 61 minuets to seal the win when Holness cut into the box from the right flank and smashed an unstoppable shot across the ‘keeper into the bottom corner of the goal.
Hyde made 3 substitutions with Cosmos Okeke replacing Shane Bridges on 63 minutes, Rob Swallow for George on 68 minutes and Syrone Allen on for West on 75 minutes.
With the game won Hyde went down a gear, which allowed Northwich to create a couple of chances in the last 5 minutes, but ‘keeper Cutis Hickman was quick off his line to make 2 fine saves.