Hinton 0 - 1 Ewyas Harold

An evening game at Broomy hill in what is now becoming traditional fixtue of playing Ewyas Harold at home under lights early in the season.

The two sides fielded some players that previously had not featured in the frequent encounters of the previous season, but this did nothing to dilute the passion that this fixture deliveries in each occassion.  In the opening exchanges Hinton grasped a slight upper hand with Matt Ferriday trying his luck from outside the penalty area, and Rod Haslam establishing himself as suitable target man.

The newly laid pitch was soon having an input on the game and the uneven bounce was not providing a slick passing game for either team, but the wide play of Hinton by Jody Dawe and Ryan Newton provided frequent opportunitites from Haslam and Pete Myles, and it was Miles who thought he had opened the scoring only for the goal to be disallowed for hand ball.

The visitors work rate in the centre of the park was cornerstone to their play and Hinton were seeing Mike Marsden and Ferriday being drawn  across the centre area, so a rolling sub was used with Richard Legdon  joining the midfield.  The positive play continued and again the home side were unfortunate not to have take the lead either from a Matt Myles freekick that was headed just over the bar, or from a Darren Birch cross that Callum Ditchfield couldn't quite direct goalwards.

At the turn the visitors continued the high tempo, and took the lead on swift counterattack that allowed  a shot across the goal to enter the net after rubbing the inside of the post. Brad Matthews and Jon Davies entered the fray and the wide play continue to threaten a equaliser, while the counter attack  of Harold, was nulled by Simon Thompson, Jon Hopkins and Ditchfield.  There were a few "robust" challenges entering the game as the final moments arrived, and despite the introduction of Sam Wright and a change in formation the equaliser evaded the Hinton side and second home defeat was recorded.

The evening games at Broomy hill are always a special event and the visiting supporters provided additional entertainment as normal with this fixture, and were warmly welcomed