New manager Jim Gannon was impressed by the spirit displayed by his depleted Hyde United side as they defeated Stafford Rangers at home to climb into the top 10 in the Northern Premier League’s premier division.
Hyde United are beginning to look the real deal following their eye-catching pre-season friendly win against Grimsby Town.
It was a chance for trialists to catch the eye, but none impressed manager Dave McGurk as Hyde United were beaten at home by Fleetwood Town U23s.
Hyde United have increased their firepower with the signing of striker Ethan Beckford, a player from a family steeped in professional football.
It was on reflection one point gained for Hyde United given Kingsley James’ sending off at home to Lancaster City in the premier division of the Pitching In Northern Premier League.