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Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 February 2008, 22:34 GMT
Rochdale 2-4 Hereford
Sherjill MacDonald struck a first-half hat-trick for Hereford in a convincing win over Rochdale at Spotland.

The hosts took the lead through Simon Ramsden's close-range effort before MacDonald side-footed home to equalise.

MacDonald raced clear and slotted in to give Hereford the lead and applied a razor-sharp finish for his third.

Gary Hooper beat Tom Kennedy and lobbed over Sam Russell to put Hereford 4-1 up, before Rene Howe's late header from a corner pulled one back for the hosts.


Rochdale: Russell, Ramsden, Stanton, McArdle (Higginbotham 46), Kennedy, Perkins, Doolan (William Buckley 46), Jones (Basham 74), Rundle, Le Fondre, Howe.
Subs Not Used: Spencer, Holness.

Goals: Ramsden 7, Howe 90.

Hereford: Brown, McClenahan, McCombe, Rose, Collins, Taylor, Johnson, Diagouraga (Gwynne 54), Easton, MacDonald (Robinson 81), Hooper.

Subs Not Used: Ingham, Benjamin, Broadhurst.

Goals: MacDonald 14, 21, 31, Hooper 73.

Att: 2,884

Ref: Scott Mathieson (Cheshire).



SEE ALSO
Beaten but not broken - Dale boss
11 Feb 08 |  Rochdale
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09 Feb 08 |  League Two
Lincoln 2-1 Rochdale
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