Vauxhall Motors . . . 1 Hyde United . . . 0

THE Andy Mutch revolution at Vauxhall Motors is beginning to reap dividends, as they deservedly ousted high-flying Hyde United from the FA Trophy at Rivacre Park on Saturday - and for once the stars of the show were in defence, where fit-again Joe McMahon and former Tranmere player Ged Brannan were outstanding.

The in-form Tigers simply had no answer to the Motormen's fine approach play, especially in the first-half, yet the hosts had nothing concrete to show for their efforts, though Anthony Wright had struck an upright and hot-shot Paul Taylor saw his thunderous left-foot drive superbly tipped over the bar.

But five minutes into the second-half, Vauxhall deservedly went in front, when Rob Marsh-Evans made strides down the left before crossing to the near post, where Peter Heler converted from six yards out, despite being under pressure.

Hyde did make a half decent fight of things late on, but it would have been a travesty had they managed to force a replay.

Now the Motormen meet another in-form side this Saturday, when they travel to Nuneaton Borough in the Blue Square North, as they look to continue the recent good progress.