Hereford United slipped to a fourth consecutive Conference Premier defeat as Macclesfield Town claimed all three points at Edgar Street.

George Pilkington scored his second goal in successive games to put Town ahead midway through the first half.

  • Hereford have now lost all four matches since the January deadline day sale of Josh O'Keefe to Kidderminster Harriers, conceding 14 goals and scoring just once.

The Silkmen doubled their advantage straight after the break, Danny Andrew crossing for Scott Boden to nod in.

Dominic Collins headed in Dan Walker's late cross to give Hereford hope but they could not find an equaliser.

Macclesfield move up a place to 11th, while Hereford stay in 18th, six points above the relegation places.

Bulls boss Martin Foyle told BBC Hereford and Worcester:

"We've got nothing to blame other than ourselves. The boys are not producing it. The first half was poor, gutless.

"We can have the criticism. The supporters are 100% right. But I'll carry the can.

"My job is to protect the layers. Obviously it's the same ones that we pick up again."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Hereford United

  • 01 Evans
  • 05 McDonald Booked (Bush - 51' )
  • 12 Collins
  • 06 Graham
  • 02 Leadbitter
  • 07 Purdie Booked (James - 52' )
  • 16 Artus
  • 09 Walker
  • 17 Brown
  • 11 Smith
  • 10 Sharp (Williams - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Bush
  • 32 Bowen
  • 04 James
  • 30 Williams
  • 20 Edge

Macclesfield Town

  • 01 Taylor
  • 03 Andrew
  • 26 Halls
  • 27 Pilkington
  • 02 Connor
  • 07 Mackreth
  • 06 Turnbull
  • 23 Whitaker Booked
  • 18 Sodje (Holroyd - 71' Booked )
  • 19 Boden (Williams - 83' )
  • 11 Winn

Substitutes

  • 12 Williams
  • 25 Kay
  • 09 Holroyd
  • 20 Branagan
  • 24 Rowe
Ref: Wayne Barratt
Att: 1,013

Match Stats

Shots

6 10

On target

1 5

Corners

0 0

Fouls

10 7

Live Text Commentary

+7:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hereford United 1, Macclesfield Town 2.

90:00 +6:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hereford United 1, Macclesfield Town 2.

90:00 +3:14

Corner, Hereford United.

90:00 +3:04

Attempt missed. Frankie Artus (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

90:00 +2:15

Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

90:00 +2:15

Cory Williams (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

90:00 +1:02

Foul by Chris Bush (Hereford United).

90:00 +1:02

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

90:00 +0:01

Hand ball by Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town).

87:45

Foul by Frankie Artus (Hereford United).

87:45

Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

86:39

Attempt missed. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dan Walker with a cross.

85:04

Foul by Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town).

85:04

Cory Williams (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

82:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Steve Williams replaces Scott Boden.

80:44

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

77:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hereford United 1, Macclesfield Town 2. Dominic Collins (Hereford United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dan Walker with a cross.

77:37

Corner, Hereford United.

76:54 Booking

Booking Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76:47

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

76:47

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

74:58

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

72:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Cory Williams replaces Chris Sharp.

70:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd replaces Akpo Sodje.

68:05

Attempt missed. Akpo Sodje (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Boden with a cross.

66:23

Corner, Hereford United.

62:41

Attempt blocked. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot is blocked.

61:27

Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).

61:27

Akpo Sodje (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

60:16

Attempt missed. Sam Smith (Hereford United) header from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Brown with a cross.

59:31

Attempt blocked. Dan Walker (Hereford United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

58:27

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

57:19

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Akpo Sodje tries a through ball, but Akpo Sodje is caught offside.

51:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Kingsley James replaces Robert Purdie.

50:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Chris Bush replaces Rod McDonald.

47:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hereford United 0, Macclesfield Town 2. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Danny Andrew with a cross.

45:54

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

45:00

Second Half begins Hereford United 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

45:00 +1:57 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hereford United 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

45:00 +1:04 Booking

Booking Robert Purdie (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:00 +0:52

Foul by Robert Purdie (Hereford United).

45:00 +0:52

Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

44:58

Attempt saved. George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Jack Mackreth.

44:33

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

44:21

Attempt saved. George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Peter Winn.

43:45

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

41:44

Foul by Chris Sharp (Hereford United).

41:44

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

38:16

Attempt saved. Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

36:09 Booking

Booking Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

35:52

Foul by Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).

35:52

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

33:27

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

31:19

Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Whitaker with a cross.

28:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hereford United 0, Macclesfield Town 1. George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) header from a difficult angle on the left to the top left corner. Assisted by Peter Winn.

28:10

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

27:40

Foul by Sam Smith (Hereford United).

27:40

George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

26:20

Foul by Chris Sharp (Hereford United).

26:20

Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

25:10

Foul by Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town).

25:10

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

22:12

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

19:53

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

18:05

Corner, Hereford United.

17:51

Attempt missed. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) left footed shot from outside the box.

13:31

Offside, Hereford United. Sam Smith tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

11:41 Booking

Booking Rod McDonald (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

11:30

Foul by Rod McDonald (Hereford United).

11:30

Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

7:16

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

6:38

Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United).

6:38

Peter Winn (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

4:50

Attempt blocked. Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

4:13

Foul by Luke Graham (Hereford United).

4:13

Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

3:03

Foul by Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town).

3:03

Rod McDonald (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

2:35

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Akpo Sodje tries a through ball, but Akpo Sodje is caught offside.

0:54

Corner, Hereford United.

0:00

First Half begins.

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