Date: 8th March 2010 at 9:11pm
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Full-time at Hyde United now folks, and an honest, young County side has gone down fighting 1-0 to a pretty strong United side in the Manchester Senior Cup.

The game, screened live on MUTV, was pretty even at half-time with the score at 0-0 – and it was a credit to Craig Madden and his youngsters as this United side have swept past Oldham and Bury by 3 goals to nil and 5 goals to nil respectively.

We could only name four substitutes such is the lack of resources and more importantly, players! David Poole impressed playing up front with young Tom Fisher and commentator Paddy Crerard seemed impressed with the Hatters side.

County had their chances in the first-half, the solid Louis Barnes slid in at the back post but could only prod his effort wide, and Poole curled a brilliant effort just over the bar.

United reserve coach Ole Gunnar Solksjaer obviously had a few words at half-time and his side came out looking stronger, but County still matched them in midfield.

It took a sublime goal from highly-rated William Keene to settle it, as he rounded Sam Barnes – who also impressed at left-back – and fired his shot high past Lloyd Rigby.

That won the game for United, but County came out of the match with the approval of Crerand and his co-commentator, and the young lads certainly did Madden proud.

A few of them could certainly do OK in League 2 – the Barnes brothers were reliable and young John Disney looks a real footballing defender.