Hereford 0-4 Macclesfield

Hereford   0 - 4   Macclesfield

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.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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."

Match Stats

Shots

15 14

On target

10 10

Corners

5 4

Fouls

11 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:05 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +2:32

Foul by Arnaud Mendy on James McQuilkin, free kick awarded. The ball is crossed by James McQuilkin, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Stefan Stam misses to the left of the goal.

90:00 +1:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Tomlinson - Hereford 0 - 4 Macclesfld Ben Tomlinson finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hereford 0-4 Macclesfield.

90:00 +0:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Arnaud Mendy on Stuart Fleetwood. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Robert Purdie.

89:06

Assist by Carl Tremarco.

89:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Tomlinson - Hereford 0 - 3 Macclesfld Ben Tomlinson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Hereford 0-3 Macclesfield.

88:50

Carl Tremarco takes a shot. Save made by Russell Hoult.

88:17

Ben Tomlinson has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

87:41

Yoann Arquin delivers the ball, clearance by Shaun Brisley.

86:08

James McQuilkin delivers the ball, Carl Tremarco makes a clearance.

85:28

Stuart Fleetwood takes a shot. Carl Tremarco gets a block in. Short corner taken by Joe Colbeck from the right by-line.

83:23 Substitution

Substitution Emile Sinclair goes off and Ben Tomlinson comes on.

81:31 Substitution

Substitution (Macclesfield) makes a substitution, with Arnaud Mendy coming on for Lewis Chalmers.

80:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Ross Draper - Hereford 0 - 2 Macclesfld Ross Draper scores a goal from a long way out to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hereford 0-2 Macclesfield.

79:58

Ross Draper gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Pell. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Green.

76:43

Emile Sinclair crosses the ball, save made by Russell Hoult.

76:10

The ball is sent over by Elliott Hewitt, Ryan Green makes a clearance.

74:02

Jose Veiga restarts play with the free kick.

74:02 Substitution

Substitution Scott Kay replaces Matthew Hamshaw.

74:02

Centre by Ryan Green, Shaun Brisley fouled by Yoann Arquin, the ref awards a free kick.

73:45

Stuart Fleetwood delivers the ball, Carl Tremarco manages to make a clearance.

72:28

Jose Veiga takes the direct free kick.

72:28 Substitution

Substitution Nicky Featherstone leaves the field to be replaced by James McQuilkin.

72:28

Jose Veiga fouled by Robert Purdie, the ref awards a free kick.

70:38

The ball is sent over by Yoann Arquin.

69:20

Emile Sinclair gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Townsend. Russell Hoult restarts play with the free kick.

67:58

Ross Draper delivers the ball.

67:14

Centre by Emile Sinclair, clearance made by Ryan Green.

65:43

Tony Diagne sends in a cross, clearance made by Michael Townsend. Sam Wedgbury takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Harry Pell.

65:15

Emile Sinclair takes a shot. Clearance by Robert Purdie. Tony Diagne takes a shot. Robert Purdie makes a clearance.

64:34

Harry Pell crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Carl Tremarco manages to make a clearance.

64:34 Booking

Booking Joe Colbeck booked for unsporting behaviour.

64:16

Foul by Sam Wedgbury on Nicky Featherstone, free kick awarded.

63:38

The official flags Emile Sinclair offside. Russell Hoult takes the free kick.

61:48

The assistant referee signals for offside against Emile Sinclair. Russell Hoult takes the free kick.

61:35

Joe Colbeck sends in a cross, Nathaniel Brown manages to make a clearance.

60:55

The ball is sent over by Tony Diagne.

60:08

The referee blows for offside against Emile Sinclair. Russell Hoult restarts play with the free kick.

59:30

Centre by Emile Sinclair.

57:17

Lewis Chalmers crosses the ball in from the free kick, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Townsend by Nathaniel Brown. Russell Hoult takes the free kick.

57:17 Booking

Booking Nicky Featherstone goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

56:54

Nicky Featherstone challenges Lewis Chalmers unfairly and gives away a free kick.

54:48

Stuart Fleetwood takes a shot. Jose Veiga makes a save. Corner from the left by-line taken by Joe Colbeck, Delroy Facey has a headed effort at goal from close in that strikes the post.

52:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Tony Diagne - Hereford 0 - 1 Macclesfld Tony Diagne finds the net with a shot from the free kick from 18 yards. Hereford 0-1 Macclesfield.

51:56

Emile Sinclair fouled by Michael Townsend, the ref awards a free kick.

51:16

Shot from just outside the box by Sam Wedgbury misses to the left of the goal.

50:36

Unfair challenge on Robert Purdie by Tony Diagne results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Russell Hoult.

49:45

Elliott Hewitt fouled by Stefan Stam, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Matthew Hamshaw from right by-line, clearance made by Michael Townsend.

46:26

The ball is swung over by Yoann Arquin, Header from close range by Stuart Fleetwood misses to the right of the target.

45:58

A cross is delivered by Elliott Hewitt, Shaun Brisley takes a shot. Save made by Russell Hoult.

45:18

Sam Wedgbury takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save by Russell Hoult.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +2:14 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:31

Centre by Joe Colbeck.

45:00 +0:56

The ball is delivered by Sam Wedgbury, save made by Russell Hoult.

45:00 +0:29

Indirect free kick taken by Lewis Chalmers.

45:00 +0:29 Booking

Booking Stefan Stam receives a caution.

45:00 +0:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Draper by Stefan Stam.

44:19

Centre by Yoann Arquin, clearance made by Tony Diagne.

42:46

Lewis Chalmers fouled by Harry Pell, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Wedgbury crosses the ball in from the free kick, Robert Purdie manages to make a clearance.

42:07

Elliott Hewitt produces a cross, clearance by Stefan Stam.

39:55

The ball is sent over by Delroy Facey, Jose Veiga makes a save.

36:19

Nathaniel Brown fouled by Joe Colbeck, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jose Veiga.

36:04

Centre by Ryan Green, Elliott Hewitt makes a clearance.

34:03

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury from the left by-line, Close range header by Nathaniel Brown misses to the right of the goal.

33:47

The ball is delivered by Yoann Arquin, Carl Tremarco manages to make a clearance.

32:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Purdie on Ross Draper. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Matthew Hamshaw.

28:22

Outswinging corner taken by Sam Wedgbury from the right by-line, clearance made by Michael Townsend.

28:22 Substitution

Substitution Joe Heath goes off and Yoann Arquin comes on.

27:59

Tony Diagne takes a shot. Save by Russell Hoult.

26:34

Stuart Fleetwood crosses the ball, save made by Jose Veiga.

25:27

The ball is swung over by Joe Heath.

23:25

Ross Draper takes a shot. Russell Hoult makes a save.

21:32

Joe Heath produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

17:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tony Diagne on Harry Pell. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Purdie.

13:00

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robert Purdie.

12:10

Volleyed right-footed shot by Joe Colbeck. Save by Jose Veiga.

11:03

Joe Colbeck takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.

9:50

Harry Pell fouled by Ross Draper, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Harry Pell.

9:09

Delroy Facey takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.

8:14

Unfair challenge on Tony Diagne by Joe Colbeck results in a free kick. Carl Tremarco takes the indirect free kick.

7:28

Effort from close in by Emile Sinclair goes wide left of the target.

6:12

Robert Purdie takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.

4:44

Robert Purdie takes the outswinging corner, Close range headed effort by Michael Townsend clears the crossbar.

2:58

Joe Colbeck takes a shot. Clearance made by Sam Wedgbury.

2:11

Harry Pell takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga. Outswinging corner taken by Robert Purdie from the right by-line, Ross Draper makes a clearance.

1:40

Stuart Fleetwood takes a shot. Clearance by Shaun Brisley.

0:08

Foul by Robert Purdie on Sam Wedgbury, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Shaun Brisley.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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