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Match Preview :- Hyde United - Monday April 22nd, 2019 (15:00:00)
On Monday, Celtic make the short hop across the hill to Hyde United (kick off 3pm). Hyde are currently tenth in the league on fifty points, nine places and eleven points above Celtic, although this is their final game and they have nothing to play for but a top ten finish. There will be a match centre and Twitter feed for the game.

Hyde won eight home games, drawn two and lost nine. Most recently they were beaten 2-0 by Bamber Bridge at home, following it with a 1-1 draw away at Farsley. Their last home win was a 5-2 over Stafford. Their home form since the start of the year has been very Celtic-like with three wins, a draw and five losses. Their last five home matches have seen them win two, as well as Stafford they beat Whitby 3-0 at the end of February. The other three were losses, with Lancaster and Farsley both beating Hyde 2-1.

Chib Chilaka is Hyde's top scorer this season, with eleven, though Tom Pratt has one game left to take that title, being close behind on nine. On average they score 1.6 goals per game at home, and 1.5 overall, finding the net thirty times at Ewen Fields from fifty-seven overall and failing to score in just three of their home matches, most recently their last home match. With twenty-six of their fifty-three goals conceded at home, they concede equally split between home and away, at a rate of 1.4 goals per game, keeping six of their eleven clean sheets at home, most recently their 3-0 home win over Whitby back in February. Their most impressive win was an 8-3 win away at Basford, whilst their 5-3 home win over Stafford was their highest number of goals at home. Whilst they have failed to score in the three of their last five matches thanks to that 5-3, they have scored six and conceded eleven in their last five.

We have a long history with Hyde, seeing us win in thirteen of our last twenty-seven visits to Ewen Fields (including friendlies). Our most recent win was in the Conference North in 2014 when we won 4-2 thanks to Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring twice and setting up Paul Ennis and Kevin Holsgrove in the season Hyde were on their way to the Northern Premier League. We visited in the Integro Cup earlier in the season, leaving at our first match when Hyde beat us 4-2. Hyde's last league win over us at Ewen Fields was when they won 3-1 New Year's Day 2012 on their way to the Conference National. Earlier this season when the two teams met on Boxing Day, the game finished 2-2 after a disastrous two minutes allowed Hyde back into the match and pull level.

Hyde's last match, the 1-1 draw away at Farsley saw Hyde line up as:
1. Peter Crook
2. Dominic Smalley
3. Jack McConville
4. Matty Hughes
5. John McCombe
6. Jordan Fagbola
7. Darren McKnight
8. Janni Lipka
9. Chib Chilaka
10. Nicky Platt
11. Kyle Brownhill

Celtic's last match, the 2-1 home defeat to Warrington, Celtic lined up as:
1. Paddy Wharton
2. Josh Solomon-Davies
3. Dougie Nyaupembe
4. Greg Wilkinson
5. Chris Smalley
6. Liam Tongue
7. Scott Bakkor
8. Glenn Rule
9. Neil Kengni
10. Matty Wolfenden
11. Michael Howard

Ross Dent is suspended for the match against Hyde, returning for the final game of the season against Grantham.

If ever there was a time for Celtic to pull one out of the bag, it's on Monday. Hyde will be mid-table regardless of what happens, so Celtic are the team with everything to play for; and they must. A win would give us a great chance at ensuring survival, especially if either Bamber Bridge (away at Marine) and Mickleover (at home to Basford) drop points, with Bamber Bridge and Mickleover playing each other on the final day of the season, if we are above them both by 5pm on Monday, we will be safe, otherwise, we will also have to win on Saturday.

P Pts
8 Scarborough Athletic 39 58
9 Witton Albion 39 57
10 Hyde United 40 53
11 Whitby Town 39 49
12 Hednesford Town 39 47
Mon 22 Apr 2019Stalybridge Celtic1-0
Sat 20 Apr 2019Farsley Celtic1-1
Sat 13 Apr 2019Bamber Bridge0-2
Sat 06 Apr 2019Gainsborough Trinity0-1
Sat 30 Mar 2019Stafford Rangers5-3
Goal Scorers
Chilaka, Chib11
Pratt, Tom9
Platt, Nicolas7
McCombe, John6
Simpson, Connor5
Previous Meetings
Thursday December 26, 2019
Monday April 22, 2019
Wednesday December 26, 2018
Tuesday September 18, 2018
Saturday July 15, 2017
Home win Whitby Town3-0Sat 23rd Feb
Away win Basford United3-8Sat 5th Jan
Home defeat Bamber Bridge0-2Sat 13th Apr
Away defeat South Shields4-0Sat 23rd Mar
Home score Stafford Rangers5-3Sat 30th Mar
Away score Basford United3-8Sat 5th Jan
Games Since... Overall Home Away
Last Scored 121
Last Conceded 111
Last Won 424
Last Drew 111
Distance: 5
Time: 10 minutes

Head down Mottram Road away from Bower Fold to the traffic lights at the t-junction with Acres Lane.
Turn left onto Acres Lane and follow it to the lights at the top of the hill near Morrisons.
Turn left onto Birch Lane, heading towards Hyde.
At the traffic lights with the Duke of Sussex pub on the left, go straight through.
At the next set of lights on Mottram Road, turn right.
Turn left onto Lumn Road at the next set of lights before reaching Morrisons, signposted for the leisure pool.
After approx.
200 yards you will come to a give-way sign, turn left onto Walker Lane, after approx.
50 yards you will see Hyde Leisure Pool on your left.
The entrance to Ewen Field is to the right hand side of the pool.

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