Hyde United – Centenary of re-formation Sept 20th 1919

Today, September 20th, marks the centenary of football returning to the town of Hyde after the First World War. It was decided to bring back Hyde FC as a reformed, new club, Hyde United.
That first competitive match of the 1919/20 season was at Home to Glossop Reserves in the Lancashire & Cheshire Federation League. It was played at the adjacent Townend Street pitch off Lumn Road; Ewen Fields was used for allotments during WW1 and still out of action, though the Club would return there the following year.
Hyde United played in black & white stripes that day but did change back to the pre-WWI and now familiar red shirts in 1927. The match ended in a 1-1 draw and the line-up was – CARR, FIRTH, SWINDELLS, CARSON, HADFIELD, KNOWLES, GALLEY, ALDRED, ORFORD, WILKINSON, SMITH – we know Smith scored the Hyde goal and they ended the season as runners-up in the division before joining the Manchester League for the following season.
You can read more about the history of Hyde United in the 4 volumes written by Club Historian, Mike Pavasovic. Enquiries can be made to the Club at e-mail – office@hydeunited.co.uk