Hyde United: Match Report – FC Halifax Town

Hyde United: Match Report – FC Halifax Town
Hyde United: Match Report – FC Halifax Town

FC Halifax Town lost their first pre-season match as Aaron Cosgrave’s goal was not enough to give Town the win.

Town’s pre-season campaign kicked off tonight with a match between The Shaymen and Hyde United at the Project Solar Stadium.

The Shaymen had their first chance of the game after just five minutes, when Cosgrave had his shot blocked and cleared out of play.

It was Town’s right wing trialist who fired the shot for Town. Youngster Frankie Sinfield laid the ball off for the trialist but his shot went wide of the target.

On 15 minutes Connor Heath hit the post for Hyde. A ball over the Town defence was collected by Heath, with Town’s Will Smith appealing for offside, his shot cleared and hit the post as the flag remained low.

Just after the half hour mark, it was Town’s left back who had a long-range shot on goal. His effort was on target, but the keeper was able to save it easily in the end.

Hyde United took the lead almost immediately through Jack Redshaw, who tapped the ball in from close range.

Town went into half-time trailing.

Early in the second half, Hyde made a triple substitution as the goalscorer was one of the players sent off.

The Town side’s confidence grew during the second half, but they were unable to test their goalkeeper.

In the 80se At one point, young academy player Ted Lavelle managed to get past the Hyde defence and fire the ball through the penalty area, but no one could reach him.

Just a minute later Tom Pugh won the ball back and passed it to Cosgrave who fired home Town.

It was the ever-present Sam Johnson who made way for Town, giving the trial goalkeeper the chance to make his mark on the game.

With just three minutes left in regulation time, Hyde rattled the crossbar and it was one of their test players who restored the home side’s lead.

Town’s next game is against Mossley on Saturday, kick-off is at 2pm, before heading back to The Shay for the Summer Sizzler.

Halifax: Johnson, Smith, Alimi-Adetoro, Triallist, Triallist, Pugh, Lavelle, Triallist, Triallist, Sinfield, Cosgrave. Substitutes: Triallist, Chikukwa, Chinembiri, Kilburn, Hemingway

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