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MATCH REPORT: City 2-1 Hyde United.

By Media Team

By Jack Towers

Rob Wilson stars as City get back to winning ways in the league.

In a hard-fought display, Lancaster City get back to putting three points on the board thanks to a valiant second half display.

Mark Fell's men started the game very brightly pressing Hyde high up the pitch.

Chances were limited but Hyde looked disjointed in closing City down.

The visitors however had pace in their side utilised it well looking to counter at every opportunity.

They did so to success with twenty minutes gone when they broke down the left and whipped it in on a plate for former City loanee Connor Simpson who tapped home.

It was all Hyde from here and probably should have had two before the break with several more chances for Simpson.

Nonethelss 1-0 to Hyde the score at half time.

Hyde started the second half how they finished the first and should have doubled their lead on the 52nd minute; it looked easier to score than miss when it was put on a plate for Luke Porritt who could not capitalise.

City then took control looking to shut out Hyde's pace pressing high up the pitch once more.

They were then rewarded with a penalty just before the hour mark when a City player was brought down following a scuffle in the box.

Step up Rob Wilson. Wilson has been in fine form and struck the penalty confidently into the right corner.

The Dolly Blues gained enormous confidence and posed a real threat to Hyde from set pieces.

Centre-back, Steve Williams came inches away from putting City in front but saw his header glance over from a free kick.

Williams then started throwing himself forward at every opportunity and almost found space for a strike on the edge of the box but had his effort blocked.

The high pressing from City then resoundedly paid off when Rob Wilson stupendously closed down the Hyde defence to dispossess before powering a driven shot across goal into the bottom corner.

Little happened for the rest of the half but for ressilliant defending and closing down from City.

Mark Fell's side clung on to claim a vital three points.

Updated 22:56 - 13 Nov 2018 by Media Team

Where next?

FA TROPHY - THIS SATURDAY We take on Guiseley AFC at Giant Axe this weekend.
GROUNDSTAFF APPEAL Part-time groundsman and ground volunteers required.

Sat 23 Mar
League 15:00
Thu 28 Mar
Lancaster City Reserves Hyde United
League 19:45
Sat 30 Mar
League 15:00

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