Individual Player Game Records

New feature!!

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.

Colin Little’s games featured in, scroll down to see his individual success record.

Season 1974/75 is now complete

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.

See the full season page by clicking on this link

Paying the Penalty

The Tigers sadly bowed out of the Manchester Premier Cup on Tuesday, losing to Salford City 3-1 on penalties after a cracking 3-3 draw. As soon as Salford equalised in the last minute, I got that sinking feeling as we approached the dreaded penalty shootout. I know, that’s my natural pessimistic response, you may be thinking, but the facts are we just aren’t very good when it comes down to a penalty shootout.

For starters, Ill throw in the fact that, after last night, we have now been knocked out of the Manchester Premier Cup on penalties for the last four seasons! We are actually on a ten game (90 minute) unbeaten run in the competition stretching back to when Maine Road knocked us out in November 2012.

In all competitions we have now lost our last six penalty shootouts, hopefully this is something that can be turned round at some point!

Overall we have been involved in 14 shootouts, the first being back in 1984 in the Northern Premier League Challenge Cup Final at Maine Road. We lost that one 7-6 to South Liverpool. Of the 14, we have won just four, losing the other ten.

Two of our wins (against Leek Town and Curzon Ashton) came within four days of each other, in a period that saw the club play four games in five days, three of them cup finals, all of which went to extra time and two of them to penalties! That was a Mike McKenzie side at the top of it’s game.

I also notice that we have never been involved in penalties in the FA Cup or FA Trophy, indeed the only national competition that has gone to penalties was the Premier Inter League Cup Final against Barnet which we lost 5-3 after a 3-3 draw. I seem to remember John Bishop acting the fool in his run up and promptly failing to score.

Of the 14 shootouts, 7 have been at home (Won 2, lost 5), only 2 have been away (won 0, lost 2) and five have been at Neutral venues (won 2, lost 3).

So there we are, a brief but hopefully informative look back at our penalty shoot out record. I’m hoping for a change that will give me a feeling of hope going into 12 yard death strikes (Copyight @AmericanSoccerGuy) in future!

1975/76 now complete in database

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!

Season Goals

Firstly, I don’t update the site enough. At the moment I am without a PC which makes things just that little bit harder, hopefully I will get that resolved soon and I can make more regular updates.
I want to do more articles about the history of the club, obviously these take time to put together, look out for one in the coming days.
The data on the site currently goes back to 1975/76 and inputting is quite a slow process. I think the best way to speed things up will be to continue inputting full match records (opposition, date, comp, result, line ups, scorers) until the beginning of 1968/69, that is when we first entered the NPL and so we will have a full record back to this point. My aim is to get this done by Christmas although that will be some going! After that I plan to input just the basics, i.e. No line ups/scorers. This will allow me to record the clubs results much faster and again, I hope to get back to the 20’s by the season’s end and complete the results by Christmas 2017. After that I can then go back to adding the player information for each match, the bit that takes the time. That is the plan anyway.
Finally, I need to get to more games. I only managed a pitiful 2 last season, I have already beaten that this season if I include friendlies. I work shifts which makes it difficult but I’m sure I can make 10 if I try.
I’m on Twitter @prestwichtiger and each day for this season I will be featuring a historical game played on that day. Please retweet these if you can so I can spread the database to a wider audience, thanks.
Anyway, that’s all for now. Just really wanted to express my plans for updating the site. Watch out for an article in the next few days!

Gary Lowe

The Board of Directors have today relieved Gary Lowe of his position of manager at Hyde United. This is due to recent results which have left the club three points above the drop zone with six games left to play. On behalf of, I’d like to Thank Gary, and his assistant, Martyn Booty, for all the hard work they have put in over the last 15 months and I wish them well in their future endevours.

No-one will forget what they did for the club in the 2011/12 season, even if that sadly could not be replicated.

It’s been a while..

My apologies for the lack of updates recently. As I don’t get to many games nowadays, I rely on information from the website to update statistics and unfortunately that particular avenue hasn’t been productive recently.

So, I’m after some help. If anyone has a copy of the programme from Monday night, could you scan a copy of the appearances/line ups page to me @prestwichtiger on twitter?

I would be most eternally grateful.

Hat Trick Hereos

Scott Spencer’s third hat trick of the season last Saturday, prompted a quick look through the records to see which other players had achieved this feat. I mistakenly tweeted that this was the first time a player had scored a hat trick of hat tricks in a season since Simon Yeo in 2000/01. In fact, the last player to do this was none other than Scott Spencer himself, back in 2011/12!

Of the current squad, only two other players have scored three in a game, Ayrton Bevins in the 4-1 win at Ramsbottom earlier in the season and Reece Gray against Chadderton in last season’s 8-0 win.

Going back through the database, the full list of players who have bagged three hat tricks in a single season are…

Scott Spencer – 2015/16
Scott Spencer – 2011/12
Simon Yeo – 2000/01
Simon Yeo – 1999/2000
Simon Yeo – 1998/99
Malcolm O’Connor – 1987/88
Malcolm O’Connor – 1986/87
John Timmons – 1984/85

Saturday’s hat trick v Ramsbottom was Scott Spencer’s sixth for the club, currently Simon Yeo leads the way with nine.

*The database is currently complete to 1977/78 only, Earlier goalscoring feats are more than possible!

A few Thank You’s and updates

A little while ago, I finished uploading the data for the 1978/79 season and unfortunately a journalist’s strike meant we were missing some results for this season. Just want to say Thank You to Andy McAnulty and Tony Spencer who combined to put me in touch with John Ellis who has been compiling all known Cheshire County League results. Needless to say, John came up with the goods and I am now pleased to say we have all league results from that season. Just a few line ups with gaps now but that is always going to happen as we go back.

Also, huge thanks to Mike Pavasovic for writing the Hyde United Miscellany, which has allowed me to finish off all the team line ups for the 1988/89 season. From March 1989 there were no complete team line ups as I had lost a couple of pages from the data I was working with. This has led to a few amendments to players records from that time, including Mike Lutkevitch moving to 110 goals, Keith Hicks moving to 104 games, Carl Hodgert to 209 games and changes to all other players from that time such as Paul Kirkham, Gary Walker and John Bishop. Thanks also to Phil Chadwick for hand delivering the book straight to my door, top class service from our club shop!

Matlock Town (H) 29th August 2015

Hyde United v Matlock Town
Saturday 29th August 2015 15:00hrs
Evostik League, Premier Division
Venue: Ewen Fields

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Contender ready? Gladiator ready? 3…2…1…


It’s time to welcome The Gladiators of Matlock Town to Ewen Fields for our next Evostik League match of the season. Whilst Wolf, Hunter and Jet may not be travelling over from Causeway Lane, Mark Hume’s squad will provide a stern test for The Tigers.
Midweek fixtures saw Hyde falter at home to Marine, losing 2-0 to a solid but unadventurous visiting team and continuing an indifferent start to the season. Matlock however won 3-2 away at previously unbeaten Rushall Olympic and currently sit sixth in the league table with Hyde in fourteenth.

Prior to Tuesday’s game, the five goals Matlock had scored this season had arrived in the final ten minutes of matches and they have now won three and lost one of their four games. They defeated Frickley Athletic, Whitby Town and Rushall Olympic and were defeated by Salford City where former Tigers Gareth Seddon and Chris Lynch both scored for The Ammies.

Gary Lowe’s Hyde team will be looking to restore pride after a poor performance against Marine and will be hoping for another good crowd after encouraging attendances in their first two home games.

    Current Form

Hyde United: LWLD
Matlock Town: WWLW

    Previous Meetings

So far, there have been 37 meetings between the two sides, the last of which was in 2011 as Adam Griffin scored a last minute free kick at Causeway Lane to seal a 1-0 win for Hyde. Prior to that, the sides met in the NPL Shield in 2005 with Hyde coming out 2-0 winners with goals from Steve Brackenridge and Dale Johnson. Matlock’s last league win over Hyde came in 1991 at Causeway Lane where despite Hyde leading for an hour through Mike Stephens, a Glenister penalty levelled things up before Haycock won it with five minutes left. The first meeting between the sides I can find was in 1982, an FA Trophy clash at Matlock where despite two Peter Coyne goals, The Galdiators won 5-2. Appearance wise, Terry Megram made 12 against Matlock with Steve Johnson and Russ Hooton both with 10. Phil Chadwick (not from the club shop) and Ged Kimmins both netted six times against our opponents to lead that particular chart.


Played 37
Hyde Wins 22
Draws 7
Matlock Wins 8
Hyde Goals 74
Matlock Goals 55

    Previous Games on 29th August

Our last game on this day was in 2011 where Matt Berkeley and Danny Broadbent scored in a 2-0 win at Gloucester City. A mixed bag really with results as follows.

29/08/2011 Gloucester C (A) Conf North 472 2-0 Berkeley (27 pen), Broadbent (55)
29/08/2009 Blyth S (H) Conf North 349 0-3
29/08/2005 Alfreton T (H) Conf North 433 2-3 Salt (41), Brackenridge (88)
29/08/1998 Gateshead (H) NPL P 371 3-0 Richardson, Wilson, Page
29/08/1994 Buxton (A) NPL P 435 2-1 Kimmins (65, 74)
29/08/1992 Frickley A (H) NPL P 278 0-0
29/08/1988 Buxton (A) NPL P 2-1 Nisbett (2 goals)
29/08/1987 Gainsboro’ T (A) NPL P 1-1 Johnson
29/08/1983 Mossley (H) NPL P 1-3 Golder
29/08/1981 Chorley (H) CCL 2-0 Daniels, Golder (pen)
29/08/1980 Curzon Ashton(A) CCL 2-0 Golder, Holt