The margins were slender as plucky Hyde United’s run in the Emirates FA Cup was ended by National League North side AFC Fylde.
Hyde United put down a marker showing they can match the best following Saturday’s home goalless draw against promotion-favourites South Shields.
Paddy Lane’s miss in the penalty shootout proved decisive as Curzon Ashton edged past Hyde United in the Ray Stanley Memorial Shield.
Fans enjoyed a treat on their long-awaited return to Ewen Fields as Hyde United savoured a thrilling pre-season win against Huddersfield Town Under-23s.
Jack Dyche, Hyde United’s Mr Versatile, scored twice in the pre-season friendly win against Yorkshire Amateurs at Ewen Fields.