FC United of ManchesterSmaller TextLarger Text

Match Details   

2.30pm Saturday 28th January 2017

Galaxy Lancashire League

Ewen Fields, Grange Road, Hyde, SK14 2SB

Hyde United 2 - 1FC United of Manchester

Attendance: N/K

Match Report

FC United reserves came away from Ewen Fields empty handed as a scrambled late goal saw Hyde United take all three points with a 2-1 win, Francesco Frangillo scoring for the reds.

The home side were quicker out of the blocks, forcing a corner after just 36 seconds. A thirty yard free kick from Kane Hickman on five minutes was saved by Sajjad before FC United got going; a ball through to Frangillo saw him with a run on goal but sadly starting from an offside position.

Hyde should have taken the lead on 20 minutes but ex red reserve Tunde Owolabi contrived to head wide from scarcely more than a yard. FC had their best chance some five minutes later when Mike Jones played a ball from his own half to Kisimba Kisimba via Frangillo but his shot ran across goal and wide.

From that move Hyde broke forward and threatened. Two diving saves from Sajjad kept the scoreline blank, but that wasn’t to last for long. A move between Marcus and Lewis Haydock saw the latter shoot home after 33 minutes.

Frangillo levelled the score shortly before half time when a ball forward gave him the chance to run in at goal. His strength in holding off the Hyde defenders was in keeping with his whole display as he finished calmly.

The second half was equally tight, possession statistics, if they existed might show that Hyde had the better of possession but it was FC United who showed the greater adventure. Kisimba and Will Shawcross had chances without truly testing Ryan Crump in the visitors net. Hyde mostly played in front of the visitors defence, Mason Davis and Steve Eddy provided a solid central pairing whilst Mike Jones and Sam O’Donnell as holding midfielders scarcely put a foot wrong. Elliott Simoes on the right of midfield was an ever willing source for attacking ideas, Brown and Razavet as full backs were excellent.

The Hyde winner came in the 88th minute from a corner. The ball bounced around so much in the area it was quite impossible to see from the half way line who got the final touch. Indeed it was only the shouts from the Hyde players that confirmed the ball had, however briefly, crossed the line.

The two sides reconvene on the 3G at Broadhurst Park next Saturday. A 2pm kick off provides a prelude to the Austria Salzburg game on the main pitch. Your support would be most welcome as the lads seek a reversal of fortunes.


1. Ryan Crump
2.Danny Turgeon
3. Marcus Haydock
4. Macauley Hill
5. Casey Reid
6. Sam Leadbetter
7. Ronny Song
8. Kane Hickman
9. Nathan Edwards
10. Lewis Haydock
11. Tunde Owolabi


12. Tom Lloyd
14. Alex Black
15. Alex George
16. Callum Collinson
17. Salib Islam


1. Sulaiman Sajjad
2. Robson Brown
3. Samuel Razavet
4. Mike Jones
5. Steeve Eddy
6. Mason Davies
7. Elliott Simoes
8. Sam O’Donnell
9. Francesco Frangillo
10. Kisimba Kisimba
11. Will Shawcross


12.Lewis Unwin (for 4, 65 mins)
14. Saem Son (for 9, 88 mins)
15. Nelson Unwusiri
16. Lewis Williams.

Previous MatchNext Match

Football Club United of Manchester,

Broadhurst Park, 310 Lightbowne Road, Moston, Manchester, M40 0FJ

FC United Office Opening Hours - Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

FC United Office Email - office@fc-utd.co.uk

FC United Office Phone - 0161 769 2005

FC United Office Fax - 0161 769 2014

Free Text Message Service - 07786 200 353

The Living Wage Foundation
FC United A-Z
Site Index

127 Club Members
Academic Papers
Advanced News Search
Away Grounds
Away Tickets & Travel
Broadhurst Park
Club Board Chart
Club Manifesto
Club Structure
Code of Conduct
Complaints Procedure Contact FC United
Cookies Policy
Co-owners' Area
Co-owners' Forum
Development Fund
Disabled Access
Doing Things Differently
Election Policy
Equal Opportunities
Ex-FC Utd Players
FC Groundhoppers
FC United & Live TV
FC United Blog FC United Shop
FCUM Radio
First Visit
Friendly Criteria
Half Time Draw
Home Tickets
Info for Visiting Fans
IPS Rules
League Table Links
Man of the Match
Match Day Photos
Members' Forum
Moston Juniors FC
News Archive
News Search
Old Boys
Ops Board Chart
Org Charts
Pink Newsletter
Punk Football
Press Releases Records
Season Tickets
SLT Chart
Supporters' Groups
Text Service
The Pink
Travel Hub
Web Archive
Who Are We?
You Tube
Copyright © 2005-2017 FC United of Manchester (except fixtures, tables and images used by kind permission of their respective rights holders). All rights reserved.