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

Manager Page added to site


After a long time thinking about it, I have finally got round to adding a manager’s page to the website.

It is, like many things, still a work in progress, but will include a brief overview of their time in charge along with a statistical analysis and any honours that were won under their stewardship.

The list includes permanent managers only and at the moment goes back as far as Les Sutton.

Please use the link below to have a look and let me know what you think, any feedback on other aspects that you would like to see is always gladly received.

Link to managers page

Latest News & Features Section

I’m hoping to add in a new section to the site, Latest News & Features.

In here I will be able to keep you updated of any interesting facts, statistics I come across and any changes to the database that will be occuring.

As yet I am struggling to create a suitable index system for this part of the site which will be controlled via WordPress.

It is, like a lot of things on the site, a work in progress. Please keep checking back and with a bit of luck it should be working soon.