One goal in each half consigned City’s Elite Development Squad to a chastening third defeat of the season on Monday night.
A 45-yard wonder strike from Adam Morgan after 25 minutes and a counter-attack finished off by Cameron Branagan with 20 minutes to go did the damage at Hyde FC’s Ewen Fields.
With the wave of euphoria that has followed the first-team’s derby day heroics, 348 supporters took advantage of the low ticket prices and a rare balmy Hyde evening to cheer on Patrick Vieira’s men in their fifth league match of the season.
There were a couple of notable absences from the EDS squad for this encounter against the Merseysiders, including the club’s youngest senior goal-scorer Marcos Lopes who has made such a bright start to the season at this level.Read full match report
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