A dream debut for Sahr Kabba spearheaded Gloucester City to a thrilling victory over bottom of the table Hyde. \r\n\r\nThe diminutive forward, signed on Friday, scored with his first touch in a Tigers shirt, before tucking home again in the second half.\r\n\r\nHarry White knocked home a brilliant near post header, before a stunning run from Femi Orenuga resulted in a penalty that Billy Jones smashed home.\r\n\r\nDanny Racchi had equalised for Hyde in the 11th minute, before Tom Bentham’s brilliant flick-on added a second in the final minutes.\r\n\r\nIt could’ve been even more for Tim Harris’ men, as Kabba had a goal disallowed for offside, Billy Jones hit the post and a brilliant volley from Lewis Hall clattering the crossbar.\r\n\r\nDebutant Kabba was keen to make an immediate impact and did exactly that, latching onto Hall’s ball to knock home with his first touch on 65 seconds.\r\n\r\nIt was almost a second with Kabba in acres of space to play in Webb who saw his shot deflected wide.\r\n\r\nThe intense City start then saw Billy Jones clatter the post with a phenomenal low free-kick.\r\n\r\nHowever, the fantastic Gloucester start didn’t last with Jack Harris letting Connor Hughes pass him to find Racchi at the back post to slot in the far corner.\r\n\r\nGoalkeeper Ashley Timms fantastically tipped away with Kabba and White closing in, before setting off a break that saw Ryan Masterson tap into the net, only for the linesman’s flag to be raised.\r\n\r\nIt was then City’s turn to feel the linesman’s wrath with Kabba tapping Orenuga’s cross into goal, but the flag was raised.\r\n\r\nWith half-time looming, Harry White excellently broke off from the defender to head home at the near post, giving City a crucial half-time lead.\r\n\r\nSimilar to the first, Harris’ men began the second period superbly and Hall was unlucky after a sensational volley cascaded off the bar.\r\n\r\nBut, a third was added through the livewire Kabba after Orunega had knocked him through behind the defence and he completely fooled Timms.\r\n\r\nTearing the hosts apart, the Kabba-Orunega partnership almost bore fruit yet again, but the latter’s chance trickled wide.\r\n\r\nThe former Everton winger was the catalyst for City’s fourth with an excellent run from deep forcing a penalty that Jones characteristically tucked home with aplomb.\r\n\r\nThere was only one winner from that point as Gloucester took their foot off the accelerator.\r\n\r\nWith five minutes remaining Bentham flicked on a ball into the area past Paul White to cut the deficit, but it was never going to be enough.\r\n\r\nThe win gives Harris’ side a second win on the bounce and leapfrogs them out of the relegation zone with all signs that the Tigers are on their way up.\r\n\r\nHyde: A. Timms, J. Brizell, K. Brownhill, K. Lomax, D. Hall, D. Racchi, A. Pachipis (L. Gregory 56), A. Pearson, L. Giverin (G. West 76), R. Masterson (T. Bentham 56), C. Hughes\r\n\r\nSubs not used: G. Riley, E. Sousa\r\n\r\nGoals: Racchi 11, Bentham 85\r\n\r\nGloucester City: P. White, M. Green, B. Jones, J. Harris, S. Avery, C. Knowles, F. Orenuga (C. Griffin 80), T. Webb, H. White (J. James 87), S. Kabba (A. Connolly 76), L. Hall\r\n\r\nSubs not used: M. Richards, M. Diop\r\n\r\nGoals: Kabba 2, 51 H. White 45, Jones (pen) 65\r\n\r\nAttendance: 395\r\n\r\nStar man: Sahr Kabba

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