The Non-League Football Paper - - SATURDAY MATCH CENTRE - By George Roth­well

HYDE com­fort­ably won against a strug­gling Grantham side to con­tinue their cur­rent good home form.

The Tigers got their first goal in the third minute with Dom Smal­ley be­ing fouled by Ol­lie Luto in the box and Tom Pratt scor­ing from the spot.

Hyde had a num­ber of good chances to make it two from Pratt and Luke Por­ritt but Jor­dan Wright made a few de­cent saves in the Grantham goal.

On 28 min­utes, Hyde got their, and Pratt’s, sec­ond when he scored from 15 yards out.

The re­main­ing 15 first-half min­utes were all Hyde with Grantham of­fer­ing very lit­tle to test Peter Crook.

The sec­ond half found Hyde still in the as­cen­dancy, look­ing to keep pos­ses­sion and con­trol of the game.

But the ma­jor­ity of the sec­ond half was scrappy with nei­ther side rush­ing to get in front of goal.

Both teams made a few sub­sti­tutes to get the game flow­ing again, how­ever, it wasn’t to be in the fi­nal third, es­pe­cially for the vis­i­tors.

Hyde fin­ished the game off in the 88th minute with Chib Chi­laka find­ing him­self with his back to goal then turn­ing and fir­ing it into the bot­tom cor­ner from close-range.

The Tigers saw the game out to se­cure a well-de­served win.

STAR MAN: Tom Pratt (Hyde) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★

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