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Hyde United officially wound up

Blue Square North

Blue Square North side Hyde United have been wound up by the High Court, although they are looking into whether they can appeal against the decision.

The 90-year-old club thought they had produced evidence that they would pay their petition debt to HM Revenue and Customs, but their bid failed.

A club statement read: "The board is taking legal advice on whether this decision can be overturned."

Hyde, whose last result was Saturday's 2-1 win over Fleetwood, are 11th.

The town's most celebrated place in footballing folklore occurred when a different club called Hyde FC were hammered 26-0 in the FA Cup by Preston in 1887 - still the biggest-ever defeat in English football.



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