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Hereford United 1-2 Macclesfield Town

Hereford United slipped to a fourth consecutive Conference Premier defeat as Macclesfield Town claimed all three points at Edgar Street.

George Pilkington scored his second goal in successive games to put Town ahead midway through the first half.

The Silkmen doubled their advantage straight after the break, Danny Andrew crossing for Scott Boden to nod in.

Dominic Collins headed in Dan Walker's late cross to give Hereford hope but they could not find an equaliser.

Macclesfield move up a place to 11th, while Hereford stay in 18th, six points above the relegation places.

Bulls boss Martin Foyle told BBC Hereford and Worcester:

"We've got nothing to blame other than ourselves. The boys are not producing it. The first half was poor, gutless.

"We can have the criticism. The supporters are 100% right. But I'll carry the can.

"My job is to protect the layers. Obviously it's the same ones that we pick up again."

Line-ups

Hereford

  • 1Evans
  • 5McDonaldBooked at 12minsSubstituted forBushat 51'minutes
  • 12Collins
  • 6Graham
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 7PurdieBooked at 45minsSubstituted forJamesat 52'minutes
  • 16Artus
  • 9Walker
  • 17Brown
  • 11Smith
  • 10SharpSubstituted forWilliamsat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bush
  • 32Bowen
  • 4James
  • 30Williams
  • 20Edge

Macclesfield

  • 1R Taylor
  • 3Andrew
  • 26Halls
  • 27Pilkington
  • 2Connor
  • 7Mackreth
  • 6Turnbull
  • 23WhitakerBooked at 37mins
  • 18SodjeSubstituted forHolroydat 71'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 19BodenSubstituted forWilliamsat 83'minutes
  • 11Winn

Substitutes

  • 12Williams
  • 25Kay
  • 9Holroyd
  • 20Branagan
  • 24Rowe
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
1,013

Match Stats

Home TeamHerefordAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Hereford United 1, Macclesfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hereford United 1, Macclesfield Town 2.
Corner, Hereford United.
Attempt missed. Frankie Artus (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.
Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).
Cory Williams (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Chris Bush (Hereford United).
Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Hand ball by Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town).
Foul by Frankie Artus (Hereford United).
Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dan Walker with a cross.
Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).
Cory Williams (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Steve Williams replaces Scott Boden.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Goal!

Goal! Hereford United 1, Macclesfield Town 2. Dominic Collins (Hereford United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dan Walker with a cross.
Corner, Hereford United.

Booking

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).
Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Cory Williams replaces Chris Sharp.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd replaces Akpo Sodje.
Attempt missed. Akpo Sodje (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Boden with a cross.
Corner, Hereford United.
Attempt blocked. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot is blocked.
Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).
Akpo Sodje (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Sam Smith (Hereford United) header from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Brown with a cross.
Attempt blocked. Dan Walker (Hereford United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Offside, Macclesfield Town. Akpo Sodje tries a through ball, but Akpo Sodje is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Kingsley James replaces Robert Purdie.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Chris Bush replaces Rod McDonald.

Goal!

Goal! Hereford United 0, Macclesfield Town 2. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Danny Andrew with a cross.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Second Half

Second Half begins Hereford United 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hereford United 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

Booking

Robert Purdie (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Robert Purdie (Hereford United).
Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Jack Mackreth.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Attempt saved. George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Peter Winn.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Foul by Chris Sharp (Hereford United).
Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).
Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Whitaker with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Hereford United 0, Macclesfield Town 1. George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) header from a difficult angle on the left to the top left corner. Assisted by Peter Winn.
Corner, Macclesfield Town.
Foul by Sam Smith (Hereford United).
George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Chris Sharp (Hereford United).
Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Luton3221925572
2Cambridge31161052558
3Barnet3416991157
4Alfreton3318312057
5Salisbury3316512053
6Nuneaton3415811-453
7Gateshead3414911751
8Kidderminster3215512450
9Grimsby2914781349
10Halifax34139121048
11Macclesfield3114512647
12Welling32121010646
13Forest Green30135121444
14Wrexham3312714043
15Lincoln City34111013-443
16Braintree271269942
17Woking3412616-1142
18Hereford3310914-1139
19Chester3381114-1735
20Southport339717-2034
21Aldershot32111011533
22Dartford349619-1933
23Tamworth327817-2129
24Hyde United341627-589
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