Hereford 0-4 Macclesfield

Hereford's miserable start to the season continued as they were thrashed at home by a rampant Macclesfield side.

Goals from Tony Diagne, Ross Draper and two from Ben Tomlinson left Hereford bottom after their third league defeat.

Diagne's long-range free-kick put Macc in front before Draper made it 2-0 with a magnificent lob from 40 yards.

Tomlinson netted two close-range efforts, while Hereford remain without a league goal as Michael Townsend and Nicky Featherstone both missed chances.


Hereford United manager Jamie Pitman told BBC Hereford and Worcester:

"We're like a bottle of lemonade at the moment. Once it goes 'pop' I think we will be very good, but we have got to make it go 'pop'.

"We have got to do those little bits that will take us above and beyond what is happening at the moment.

"We have got to be better in both boxes and we have certainly got to defend better but also we have got to take chances when they come and if you don't do that then the pressure mounts."

Macclesfield Town manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I was pleased with the second half performance and the goals, but I'll be honest for the first 15 minutes we were under the cosh and it could have gone the other way.

"A great free-kick, an unbelievable second goal from Draper and Tomlinson comes on and gets two tap ins; it's great to win 4-0 away from home.

"We've got points on the board and now we're up and running."

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