A fine strike by Marlon Jackson helped Hereford see off Macclesfield in the battle of the former League Two sides.

Sean Canham gave the Bulls an early lead, heading Andy Gallinagh's cross past Lance Cronin from inside the box.

Matthew Barnes-Homer made it 1-1 by scoring from the spot on his debut, after Ryan Jackson was brought down in the box by Chris Carruthers.

But Marlon Jackson put Hereford back in front soon after, firing into the net from just outside the box.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Hereford

  • 12 Hanford
  • 02 Gallinagh
  • 05 Townsend
  • 06 Graham
  • 08 Carruthers Booked
  • 04 Pell
  • 07 Watkins
  • 11 Clist (Sammons - 76' )
  • 18 Clucas
  • 09 Jackson (McQuilkin - 88' )
  • 10 Canham (Nicholls - 68' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 01 Bittner
  • 14 Stam
  • 16 McQuilkin
  • 20 Sammons
  • 21 Nicholls

Macclesfield

  • 01 Cronin
  • 02 Jackson
  • 05 Brown
  • 06 Charnock Booked
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 08 Murtagh (Edmans - 76' )
  • 12 Mendy
  • 17 Wedgbury (Brown - 86' )
  • 18 Henry
  • 09 Barnes-Homer
  • 11 Winn

Substitutes

  • 14 Diagne
  • 19 Kissock
  • 26 Brown
  • 20 Fairhurst
  • 30 Edmans
Ref: Johnson
Att: 2,139

Match Stats

Shots

12 8

On target

6 1

Corners

4 3

Fouls

10 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:24 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marley Watkins on Ryan Jackson. Ryan Jackson takes the free kick.

87:32

Dan Hanford takes the free kick.

87:32 Substitution

Substitution (Hereford) makes a substitution, with James McQuilkin coming on for Marlon Jackson.

87:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Townsend by Rob Edmans.

85:33 Substitution

Substitution Scott Brown is brought on as a substitute for Sam Wedgbury.

81:13

Shot from just outside the box by Harry Pell goes over the bar.

80:35

Lance Cronin takes the direct free kick.

80:35 Booking

Booking Tom Nichols is booked.

80:20

Tom Nichols challenges Craig Braham-Barrett unfairly and gives away a free kick.

79:34

Right-footed shot by Marlon Jackson.

75:49 Substitution

Substitution Rob Edmans on for Keiran Murtagh.

75:24 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Sammons comes on in place of Simon Clist.

75:08

Charlie Henry produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

73:27

The referee blows for offside against Peter Winn. Dan Hanford takes the direct free kick.

71:43

Craig Braham-Barrett fouled by Samuel Clucas, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lance Cronin.

70:56

Marlon Jackson has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

70:10

Effort from a long way out by Sam Wedgbury goes wide right of the target.

67:54 Substitution

Substitution Tom Nichols replaces Sean Canham.

67:45

Marley Watkins produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

65:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Marlon Jackson - Hereford 2 - 1 Macclesfld A goal is scored by Marlon Jackson from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Hereford 2-1 Macclesfield.

63:57

Shot from 20 yards by Samuel Clucas. Save by Lance Cronin.

63:11

Simon Clist takes the free kick.

63:11 Booking

Booking Kieran Charnock receives a yellow card.

62:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieran Charnock on Harry Pell.

62:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieran Charnock on Sean Canham. Direct free kick taken by Marlon Jackson.

59:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Barnes-Homer by Luke Graham. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Peter Winn from right channel, comfortable save by Dan Hanford.

58:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Barnes-Homer - Hereford 1 - 1 Macclesfld Penalty taken right-footed by Matthew Barnes-Homer and scored. Hereford 1-1 Macclesfield.

57:30 Booking

Booking Chris Carruthers receives a caution.

57:07

Foul by Chris Carruthers on Ryan Jackson, Penalty awarded.

54:36

Marley Watkins fouled by Craig Braham-Barrett, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Samuel Clucas from right wing.

53:53

The ball is crossed by Ryan Jackson, Peter Winn produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

52:47

Inswinging corner taken by Simon Clist, save by Lance Cronin.

52:39

Marlon Jackson takes a shot. Blocked by Kieran Charnock.

51:42

The ball is swung over by Samuel Clucas. Sean Canham is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick.

49:51

Corner taken by Peter Winn from the right by-line, Effort on goal by Keiran Murtagh from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:33 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:22

The assistant referee signals for offside against Sam Wedgbury. Dan Hanford restarts play with the free kick.

43:19

Unfair challenge on Marley Watkins by Arnaud Mendy results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Harry Pell.

39:25

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Samuel Clucas from the left by-line.

37:03

Andy Gallinagh challenges Craig Braham-Barrett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Winn crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance by Andy Gallinagh.

35:44

Sam Wedgbury takes a shot and cleared the net.

35:00

Shot by Sam Wedgbury. Blocked by Harry Pell.

33:36

Corner taken by Peter Winn from the right by-line to the near post, Chris Carruthers manages to make a clearance.

32:52

Corner taken left-footed by Simon Clist, Arnaud Mendy manages to make a clearance.

31:56

Simon Clist concedes a free kick for a foul on Arnaud Mendy. Free kick taken by Craig Braham-Barrett.

30:53

Peter Winn produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

30:39

Peter Winn fouled by Andy Gallinagh, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathaniel Brown.

29:22

The ball is crossed by Charlie Henry, Dan Hanford makes a comfortable save.

28:53

Effort on goal by Marlon Jackson from 18 yards. Save made by Lance Cronin.

28:04

Arnaud Mendy challenges Samuel Clucas unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Marley Watkins from left wing, clearance by Kieran Charnock.

24:02

Foul by Marley Watkins on Craig Braham-Barrett, free kick awarded. Charlie Henry crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save made by Dan Hanford.

22:51

Marley Watkins has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

22:14

Samuel Clucas takes a short corner.

22:01

Marlon Jackson takes a shot. Kieran Charnock gets a block in.

14:33

Assist on the goal came from Andy Gallinagh.

14:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Sean Canham - Hereford 1 - 0 Macclesfld Sean Canham grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Hereford 1-0 Macclesfield.

14:22

Andy Gallinagh sends in a cross,

12:49

Floated corner taken right-footed by Charlie Henry from the right by-line.

10:07

The assistant referee signals for offside against Sam Wedgbury. Dan Hanford restarts play with the free kick.

7:22

Harry Pell takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

6:15

Kieran Charnock concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Canham. Direct free kick taken by Simon Clist.

4:44

Peter Winn delivers the ball, save by Dan Hanford.

4:03

Keiran Murtagh fouled by Harry Pell, the ref awards a free kick. Keiran Murtagh takes the direct free kick.

2:21

Shot from just outside the box by Peter Winn misses to the left of the goal.

0:10

The referee blows for offside. Dan Hanford takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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