Assistant Manager John McCombe made his 50th appearance for the Tigers in the 4-1 victory over Bamber Bridge yesterday.
The Centre Back has scored seven goals in these games and the team has made 12 clean sheets with him in the line up.
John made his debut in the 1-0 win over Basford United in the first game of the 2018/19 season and was given the position of Player/Assistant Manager this summer when Dave McGurk took over the manager role.
His record as a player is Played 50, Won 17, Drawn 9, Lost 24, For 69, Against 71
If you click on or search for any player name, you can view details about that player.
For all players this will include debut & last game, total amount of games played/goals scored and in some cases a biography and a photo.
A feature that was added a while ago on this page is the “all games where this player featured” and that has now been updated further so that at the bottom of the list it tallies up the Wins, Draws & losses record for that individual player record so that you can quickly see how successful or not that player was at Hyde United.
It wasn’t the best season that The Tigers have ever had, they finished 20th out of 22 in the Cheshire County League, just three points off the bottom. The league champions were Leek Town.
Appearances wise, top of the list was Jeff Johnson with an incredible 61 games, closely followed by goalkeeper (and often Centre Half) Jimmy Lomas on 60. Johnson scored 24 goals during the season but only came second, Pete O’Brien pipping him with 25 goals.
In The FA Cup, Hyde beat New Mills in the 1st Qualifying Round but were beaten 3-0 at Runcorn in the next round.
The FA Trophy saw a decent run with Horwich RMI, Harrogate Town (replay) and Droylsden all falling to The Tigers before a strong Mossley side beat us 4-1 in the 3rd Qualifying Round.
Locally, a good showing in the Reporter Cup was bettered by triumph in the Manchester Senior Cup. Hyde beat Dukinfield Town and Mossley before facing Oldham Athletic Reserves in the Final. It ended goalless but Hyde went on to win 3-1 on penalties, to my knowledge that is the first penalty shootout that Hyde took part in.
I said I was going to have a real go and get previous results onto the site and here is the first step. Some background changes kindly undertaken by tech wizard Neil Studd have seen the way things add up behind all the details quicken up and we he has also fixed the issue that lead to many players showing only part or no details from time to do. He is a genius!
Ok, so 1975/76 has now been completed. Not the greatest year we ever had but there were some good parts to it.
An eleven match run in the FA Trophy saw us reach the second round where we came unstuck in a replay at Morecambe, the highlight of this run for me was the three games we played again Bethesda Athletic in the Preliminary Round. Not for anything but I get slightly excited when I see the words ‘Second Replay’, a term which is now extinct. Also, Bethesda Athletic is a great name!
It was the season that saw a debut for our greatest appearance holder, Steve Johnson, who played a small role that season. His big brother Jeff however was top scorer with 37 goals and also topped the most appearances with a massive 62 (at least, there are a few line up gaps).
It was also a good season for local derbies. We played Stalybridge Celtic seven times this season, winning only twice!, Droylsden six times and Ashton United four times.
We did also manage some silverware, winning the Reporter Cup.
Full season details can be found by clicking here so please have a browse through!