An early Samuel Clucas goal was enough as Hereford stayed seventh with a victory over managerless Macclesfield.

The midfielder scored after he intercepted a poor defensive pass and drilled home from just outside the box.

Macclesfield failed to muster many chances, but Peter Winn did hit the post from 20 yards on the hour mark.

The Silkmen sacked boss Steve King on Tuesday and a run of five games without a win means they can no longer reach the Blue Square Bet Premier play-offs.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Macclesfield

  • 40 Taylor
  • 02 Jackson
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 29 Fermino (Mackreth - 55' )
  • 30 Audel
  • 34 Mills
  • 17 Wedgbury
  • 19 Kissock (Gnahoua - 75' )
  • 11 Winn
  • 20 Fairhurst
  • 25 Madjo

Substitutes

  • 13 Mills
  • 06 Amores
  • 31 Martin
  • 07 Mackreth
  • 28 Gnahoua

Hereford

  • 01 Bittner
  • 06 Graham
  • 14 Stam
  • 27 Bush (Heath - 57' )
  • 04 Connor
  • 07 Watkins
  • 15 James Booked
  • 18 Clucas
  • 21 O'Keefe
  • 10 Sharp (Jackson - 66' )
  • 19 Bowman

Substitutes

  • 03 Heath
  • 26 McDonald
  • 20 Jones
  • 22 Smikle
  • 09 Jackson
Ref: Kavanagh
Att: 1,687

Match Stats

Shots

11 12

On target

2 5

Corners

3 7

Fouls

6 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:19 Full time

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

90:00 +2:37

Peter Winn challenges Ryan Bowman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Samuel Clucas takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:22

Guy Madjo is flagged offside by the assistant referee. James Bittner takes the indirect free kick.

87:57

Shot from long range by Ryan Jackson misses to the left of the goal.

86:59

Outswinging corner taken by Jack Mackreth, James Bittner makes a save.

86:45

The ball is delivered by Jack Mackreth, clearance by Luke Graham.

84:51

A cross is delivered by Jack Mackreth, clearance made by Luke Graham.

81:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marlon Jackson on Ryan Jackson. Ryan Jackson restarts play with the free kick. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Peter Winn, Header by Guy Madjo from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

78:57

The ball is swung over by Ryan Jackson, clearance by Stefan Stam.

76:39

Ryan Jackson fouled by Joe Heath, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Winn.

75:02

Jack Mackreth crosses the ball, clearance made by Joshua O'Keefe.

74:01 Substitution

Substitution Arthur Gnahoua is brought on as a substitute for John Paul Kissock.

72:38

Shot by Peter Winn from outside the box goes high over the target.

70:26

Joshua O'Keefe takes a shot. Pablo Mills gets a block in. Samuel Clucas takes a shot. Thierry Audel gets a block in.

68:46

Direct free kick taken by Peter Winn.

68:46 Booking

Booking Kingsley James receives a yellow card.

68:37

Kingsley James concedes a free kick for a foul on Waide Fairhurst.

67:43

Sam Wedgbury delivers the ball, James Bittner makes a save.

65:34

Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

65:34 Substitution

Substitution Chris Sharp leaves the field to be replaced by Marlon Jackson.

65:34

The referee gives a free kick against Marley Watkins for handball.

64:37

Craig Braham-Barrett concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Bowman. Samuel Clucas takes the direct free kick.

60:36

Peter Winn has an effort at goal from just outside the area hitting the post.

59:58

Peter Winn takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the right of the goal.

58:35

Jack Mackreth sends in a cross, Stefan Stam makes a clearance.

56:20 Substitution

Substitution Chris Bush goes off and Joe Heath comes on.

54:26

Free kick taken by Peter Winn.

54:26 Substitution

Substitution Jack Mackreth joins the action as a substitute, replacing Enes Fermino.

54:26

Foul by Joshua O'Keefe on John Paul Kissock, free kick awarded.

53:32

Samuel Clucas sends in a cross.

52:38

The offside flag is raised against Chris Bush. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

51:50

Peter Winn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joshua O'Keefe. Joe Connor takes the direct free kick.

50:48

Samuel Clucas has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

50:14

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Chris Sharp misses to the left of the goal.

46:44

Foul by Kingsley James on Sam Wedgbury, free kick awarded. John Paul Kissock takes the free kick. Shot from long range by Peter Winn misses to the right of the goal.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

44:18

The referee blows for offside. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

42:06

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marley Watkins from the left by-line to the near post.

41:13

Joshua O'Keefe takes a shot. Blocked by Thierry Audel. Corner taken right-footed by Marley Watkins.

35:32

Guy Madjo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Graham. James Bittner takes the direct free kick.

35:04

Guy Madjo takes a shot. Save by James Bittner.

33:04

Waide Fairhurst takes a shot. Luke Graham gets a block in.

32:47

Centre by Ryan Jackson, Luke Graham makes a clearance.

31:22

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Marley Watkins, Stefan Stam takes a shot from inside the six-yard box clearing the crossbar.

30:38

Corner from the right by-line taken by Marley Watkins, Stefan Stam takes a shot. Save made by Rhys Taylor.

28:55

Foul by Chris Sharp on Pablo Mills, free kick awarded. Pablo Mills takes the free kick.

28:09

Effort on goal by Joshua O'Keefe from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

27:48

Enes Fermino concedes a free kick for a foul on Kingsley James. Samuel Clucas restarts play with the free kick.

27:31

Corner taken short by Marley Watkins.

27:13

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

26:31

The ball is delivered by Peter Winn, clearance by Chris Bush.

25:53

Chris Sharp is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ryan Jackson takes the free kick.

24:25

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

22:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Sharp by Enes Fermino. Kingsley James takes the free kick.

21:45

Guy Madjo produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

20:40

Enes Fermino is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by James Bittner.

18:58

Kingsley James gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Wedgbury. Sam Wedgbury takes the direct free kick.

17:07

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

16:05

Peter Winn takes a shot. Blocked by Joshua O'Keefe.

13:24

Chris Sharp produces a right-footed shot from close in that goes over the bar.

12:45

Corner taken right-footed by Marley Watkins from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Enes Fermino.

9:47

Chris Sharp gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Mills. Direct free kick taken by Pablo Mills.

8:26

A cross is delivered by Ryan Jackson, Joe Connor makes a clearance. Corner from the left by-line taken by Peter Winn, clearance by Chris Bush.

4:15

Marley Watkins takes a short corner.

2:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Samuel Clucas - Macclesfld 0 - 1 Hereford Samuel Clucas fires in a goal from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Macclesfield 0-1 Hereford.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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