Match Report: Hyde United 1-4 Morecambe, FA Youth Cup first round.
MORECAMBE’S Under 18s moved into the second round of the FA Youth Cup with a battling victory over Hyde United.
Morecambe looked a threat down both wings in the early stages and they took the lead after just seven minutes when a 60 yard pass out of central defence found the outstanding Steven Yawson who controlled the ball and knocked it past the Hyde right back in one movement before outpacing him and cutting onto his right foot inside the box, firing an unstoppable shot past Joe Hardcastle in the Hyde goal.
This sparked Hyde into action with Niall Maher making a good save from Hyde captain Sam Leadbetter and an even better block from Spencer Jenkinson when he looked sure to score.
Hyde had been unlucky to still be a goal down, but this changed on 23 minutes when the referee awarded a penalty for a push in the box allowing Lewis Haydock to step up and score his 6th goal in the competition.
The remaining 20 minutes of the game were competitive with no more goals.
The second period saw Morecambe fly out the blocks, going more direct and playing to their strengths using the pace down the flanks.
The second goal came from another 60 yard diagonal out of defence to Yawson, who knocked it past the Hyde defence and cut into the left hand edge of the box firing a low cross to the back post for Luke Jordan to run onto and side foot home from 5 yards.
Yawson then added a superb third on 57 minutes when he collected the ball 40 yards out, before beating his man and firing a fantastic right foot shot into the top corner of the Hyde goal from the edge of the box.
On 70 Minutes Morecambe wrapped up the scoring and the game with Olly Box scoring their fourth to seal a second round derby clash with Accrington Stanley.