Connor Jennings sealed Macclesfield's fourth win in five games with a second-half strike against Hereford United.

The 22-year-old went close before the break, but United goalkeeper Rhys Evans tipped his 35-yard effort over the bar.

Jennings then had a close-range header parried by Evans, only for the the striker to bundle home the follow-up.

United's hopes of a comeback were dashed with 10 minutes remaining when Sam Smith was red carded for violent conduct for an off-the-ball incident.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Macclesfield Town

  • 01 Taylor
  • 26 Halls
  • 03 Andrew
  • 12 Williams
  • 02 Connor
  • 23 Whitaker
  • 07 Mackreth
  • 06 Turnbull
  • 11 Winn
  • 09 Holroyd (Bolton - 86' )
  • 08 Jennings Booked

Substitutes

  • 05 Bolton
  • 24 Rowe
  • 25 Kay
  • 14 Gnahoua
  • 19 Boden

Hereford United

  • 01 Evans
  • 05 McDonald
  • 06 Graham Booked
  • 03 Bush
  • 02 Leadbitter
  • 07 Purdie
  • 19 Gwynne (Pilkington - 74' )
  • 17 Brown (Brodie - 69' )
  • 20 Odhiambo (Sharp - 63' )
  • 11 Smith Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 09 Walker

Substitutes

  • 18 Pilkington
  • 14 Edwards
  • 24 Brodie
  • 10 Sharp
  • 12 Collins
Ref: Jason Whiteley
Att: 1,329

Match Stats

Shots

13 9

On target

5 1

Corners

0 0

Fouls

7 15

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Hereford United 0.

90:00 +4:01 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Hereford United 0.

90:00 +3:23

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

90:00 +2:23

Attempt missed. Luke Graham (Hereford United) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

90:00 +1:39

Corner, Hereford United.

90:00 +0:58

Corner, Hereford United.

90:00 +0:18

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

89:27

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

88:28

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danny Whitaker.

88:10

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

85:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. James Bolton replaces Chris Holroyd.

85:08

Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United).

85:08

Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

83:18

Foul by Richard Brodie (Hereford United).

83:18

Joe Connor (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

81:28

Attempt missed. Dan Walker (Hereford United) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

79:01 Dismissal

Dismissal Sam Smith (Hereford United) is shown the red card for fighting.

77:57

Attempt missed. Sam Smith (Hereford United) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right misses to the left.

76:57

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

76:57

Luke Graham (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

76:12

Foul by Chris Sharp (Hereford United).

76:12

Joe Connor (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

74:42

Attempt missed. Chris Bush (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Chris Bush.

74:07

Corner, Hereford United.

73:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Danny Pilkington replaces Sam Gwynne.

72:10

Attempt saved. Chris Sharp (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

68:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Richard Brodie replaces Jonathan Brown.

68:04

Foul by Sam Gwynne (Hereford United).

68:04

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

66:33

Foul by Sam Smith (Hereford United).

66:33

Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

66:00 Booking

Booking Sam Smith (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:04

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd tries a through ball, but Chris Holroyd is caught offside.

62:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Chris Sharp replaces Eric Odhiambo.

61:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Hereford United 0. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the top right corner.

61:09

Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved. Assisted by Peter Winn.

60:47

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

60:22

Foul by Dan Walker (Hereford United).

60:22

Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

58:40 Booking

Booking Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

58:20

Foul by Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).

58:20

Chris Bush (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

57:21

Corner, Hereford United.

55:41

Corner, Hereford United.

52:22

Attempt missed. Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Danny Whitaker.

52:08

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

49:16

Foul by Dan Walker (Hereford United).

49:16

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

48:39

Corner, Hereford United.

47:25

Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

46:42

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

45:51

Attempt blocked. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 0, Hereford United 0.

45:00 +1:30 Half time

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

45:00 +0:20

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd tries a through ball, but Chris Holroyd is caught offside.

44:26

Foul by Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town).

44:26

Dan Walker (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

42:38

Attempt saved. Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

41:55

Foul by Sam Gwynne (Hereford United).

41:55

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

41:04

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

40:50

Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

38:28

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

37:52

Attempt missed. Sam Gwynne (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

35:52

Foul by Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town).

35:52

Rod McDonald (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

33:42

Foul by Sam Smith (Hereford United).

33:42

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

32:41

Attempt missed. Robert Purdie (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

32:19

Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

32:19

Eric Odhiambo (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

30:59

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

28:33

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Peter Winn tries a through ball, but Peter Winn is caught offside.

24:27

Attempt missed. Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot misses to the right.

23:14 Booking

Booking Luke Graham (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

23:02

Foul by Luke Graham (Hereford United).

23:02

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

21:50

Foul by Sam Smith (Hereford United).

21:50

Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

20:16

Attempt missed. Sam Gwynne (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

19:37

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

19:20

Attempt blocked. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

17:07

Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

14:57

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

14:57

Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

14:36

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

13:56

Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United).

13:56

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

12:14

Foul by Rod McDonald (Hereford United).

12:14

Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

9:06

Foul by Luke Graham (Hereford United).

9:06

Connor Jennings (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

7:10

Foul by Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town).

7:10

Sam Gwynne (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

5:06

Hand ball by Eric Odhiambo (Hereford United).

4:18

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Peter Winn tries a through ball, but Peter Winn is caught offside.

1:11

Attempt missed. Sam Smith (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

0:44

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd tries a through ball, but Chris Holroyd is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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