Source: Manchester Evening News
August 26, 2010
Non-league Droylsden climbed to seventh in Blue Square Bet North as they took the Tameside derby honours with a comfortable 3-1 victory over struggling neighbours Hyde at the Butcher's Arms on Wednesday night.
Ironically, it was former Tigers striker David McNiven who gave the Bloods a 38th-minute lead and Ciaran Kilheeney then made it 2-0 with a 55th-minute header from Luke Holden's pinpoint cross.
Andy Smart gave Hyde hope soon after when he pulled one back from the penalty-spot, but, within a minute, Steve Halford restored Droylsden's two-goal advantage to kill off any chance of a Tigers fight-back.
Droylsden’s triumph extends their unbeaten start to four games, from which they’ve collected eight points, but defeat for Hyde leaves them still pointless in 21st place and increases the pressure on their beleaguered boss, Neil Tolson.
Meanwhile, FC United made it full points from their first two games in Evo-Stik Premier with Jerome Wright’s 21st-minute strike giving them a 1-0 win over Nantwich in front of a crowd of 1,866 at Gigg Lane.
Wright cut in from the left and fired in off the inside of the far post. He later hit the bar, as also did team-mate Chris Ovington, as the rebel Reds built on their impressive opening-day triumph at Marine with another commanding performance.