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Hereford   0 - 2   Macclesfield

Hereford 0-2 Macclesfield

Hereford 0-2 Macclesfield

Macclesfield striker Emile Sinclair
Emile Sinclair scored the second, and his fourth of the season, for the visitors

Reneil Sappleton and Emile Sinclair secured an emotional victory for Macclesfield in their first game since the death of manager Keith Alexander.

The visiting players wore special shirts with a tribute to their late manager on the back.

And they got off to a good start when Sappleton collected the ball just outside the area and shot home.

Sinclair was denied a second by Hereford keeper Adam Bartlett but later made the game safe from close range.

The Macclesfield team shirts had "Rest in Peace Gaffer" printed on the back and there was a minute's silence before the game for Alexander, who died after taking charge of the side in Tuesday's game at Notts County.

Hereford had the first chance with Gavin McCallum forcing Jon Brain into a good save.

But at the other end Matt Brown headed just wide before Sappleton drilled home the opener.

Bartlett then denied Sinclair, Ross Draper and Sappleton as the visitors ended the first half strongly.

Silkmen keeper Brain spectacularly kept out a 25-yard volley from Sam Guinne after the break before Sinclair cut into the area to score the second.

McCallum missed a chance for a consolation goal when he headed over the bar with just Brain to beat.


Hereford manager John Trewick told BBC Hereford and Worcester:

"We did have chances to get the ball down and play but whether there is a bit of nervous tension around the place I don't know.

"We'll have a sit down and chat about that on Monday.

"Even so when I look back we had several good opportunities in and around their penalty area to have scored ourselves but you can't concede two goals at home too often and expect to win matches."


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Saturday, 6 March 2010

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hereford 0-2 Macclesfield FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Sappleton 16
    • Sinclair 62

    Hereford

    • 01 Bartlett
    • 02 Green
    • 03 Valentine
    • 04 Rose (Morris 81)
    • 17 Preston
    • 07 Pugh
    • 11 Tolley (King 64)
    • 12 Sonko
    • 15 Gwynne
    • 31 McCallum
    • 10 Constantine

    Substitutes

    • 30 Adamson,
    • 16 Downing,
    • 21 Weer,
    • 23 Done,
    • 09 Morris,
    • 22 Manset,
    • 26 King

    Macclesfield

    • 01 Brain
    • 04 Hessey
    • 05 Brown
    • 06 Morgan
    • 16 Brisley
    • 07 Bell yellow card
    • 08 Draper
    • 17 Daniel (Bolland 77)
    • 21 Butcher
    • 09 Sinclair
    • 22 Sappleton (Wright 77)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Veiga,
    • 14 Rooney,
    • 15 Bolland,
    • 30 Kompany,
    • 11 Wright,
    • 23 Tipton,
    • 28 Lindfield
    Ref: WardAtt: 1,919
    HEREFORD
    MACCLESFIELD

    Possession

    • Hereford 44%
    • Macclesfield 56%

    Attempts on target

    • Hereford 6
    • Macclesfield 7

    Attempts off target

    • Hereford 6
    • Macclesfield 2

    Corners

    • Hereford 4
    • Macclesfield 5

    Fouls

    • Hereford 13
    • Macclesfield 9
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:49 The match has reached full-time.
    • 90:00+2:32 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Bell from the left by-line.
    • 90:00+1:38 Gavin McCallum takes a shot. Jon Brain gets a block in.
    • 89:43 Emile Sinclair takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bartlett.
    • 89:32 Centre by Gavin McCallum, clearance by Paul Bolland.
    • 88:55 Sam Gwynne sends in a cross, clearance made by Sean Hessey.
    • 88:11 Sean Hessey crosses the ball, clearance by Ryan Valentine.
    • 86:14 Ryan Green has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
    • 85:28 Marc Pugh crosses the ball, Gavin McCallum takes a shot. Paul Morgan gets a block in.
    • 83:52 The ball is swung over by Marc Pugh, save made by Jon Brain.
    • 83:29 Paul Bolland challenges Craig King unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Marc Pugh.
    • 83:02 Lee Bell sends in a cross, Headed effort from close range by Ben Wright goes wide left of the target.
    • 82:21 Foul by Edrissa Sonko on Paul Bolland, free kick awarded. Sean Hessey takes the free kick.
    • 81:27 The assistant referee flags for offside against Leon Constantine. Jon Brain restarts play with the free kick.
    • 80:36 Substitution Lee Morris joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richard Rose.
    • 80:01 Richard Butcher concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Pugh. Ryan Green takes the direct free kick.
    • 78:10 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh from the left by-line, clearance by Jon Brain. The ball is delivered by Sam Gwynne, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Gavin McCallum goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • Correction - 76:24 Substitution Reneil Sappleton leaves the field to be replaced by Ben Wright.
    • Correction - 76:24 Substitution (Macclesfield) makes a substitution, with Paul Bolland coming on for Colin Daniel.
    • Correction - 76:24 Foul by Gavin McCallum on Ross Draper, free kick awarded.
    • 76:24 Jon Brain takes the free kick.
    • 76:24 Substitution Reneil Sappleton goes off and Ben Wright comes on.
    • 76:24 Substitution Paul Bolland replaces Colin Daniel.
    • 76:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gavin McCallum on Ross Draper.
    • 74:41 Gavin McCallum fouled by Emile Sinclair, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Valentine.
    • 73:33 Edrissa Sonko delivers the ball, clearance made by Nathaniel Brown.
    • 68:32 Corner from right by-line taken by Marc Pugh. Corner from the right by-line taken by Marc Pugh, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Brain by Gavin McCallum. Free kick taken by Jon Brain.
    • 68:20 The ball is sent over by Gavin McCallum, clearance made by Paul Morgan.
    • 66:59 Sean Hessey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc Pugh. Free kick crossed right-footed by Marc Pugh.
    • 64:47 The referee gives a free kick against Edrissa Sonko for handball. Jon Brain restarts play with the free kick.
    • 63:53 Substitution (Hereford) makes a substitution, with Craig King coming on for Jamie Tolley.
    • 62:27 Unfair challenge on Ross Draper by Jamie Tolley results in a free kick. Lee Bell has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Adam Bartlett.
    • 62:06 The offside flag is raised against Gavin McCallum. Jon Brain takes the free kick.
    • 61:03 Ross Draper provided the assist for the goal.
    • 61:03 GOAL - Emile SinclairHereford 0 - 2 Macclesfield A goal is scored by Emile Sinclair from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hereford 0-2 Macclesfield.
    • 60:21 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Bell played to the near post, Marc Pugh manages to make a clearance.
    • 59:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Draper by Jamie Tolley. Free kick crossed left-footed by Sean Hessey from right channel. Lee Bell crosses the ball.
    • 58:33 Inswinging corner taken by Marc Pugh, save by Jon Brain.
    • 58:10 Shot by Sam Gwynne. Save by Jon Brain.
    • 57:28 The ball is swung over by Reneil Sappleton. The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Butcher. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.
    • 56:57 Leon Constantine concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathaniel Brown. Sean Hessey takes the direct free kick.
    • 56:30 Gavin McCallum is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jon Brain takes the indirect free kick.
    • 55:25 The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Bell. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.
    • 54:49 A cross is delivered by Colin Daniel, blocked by Richard Rose. Inswinging corner taken by Lee Bell from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Richard Rose.
    • 53:15 Handball by Reneil Sappleton. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.
    • 51:10 Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.
    • 51:10 Booking Booking for Lee Bell for unsporting behaviour.
    • 50:56 Ryan Valentine fouled by Lee Bell, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 50:10 Leon Constantine is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jon Brain.
    • 49:29 Gavin McCallum fouled by Shaun Brisley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Marc Pugh from left channel, Nathaniel Brown manages to make a clearance.
    • 48:57 Edrissa Sonko crosses the ball, Effort on goal by Gavin McCallum from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
    • 47:40 The referee blows for offside against Leon Constantine. Jon Brain takes the indirect free kick.
    • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:19 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 44:28 Marc Pugh concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Draper. Nathaniel Brown takes the free kick.
    • 43:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Morgan on Gavin McCallum. Jamie Tolley restarts play with the free kick. Ryan Valentine takes a shot. Blocked by Nathaniel Brown.
    • 43:03 The referee blows for offside against Reneil Sappleton. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.
    • 39:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Reneil Sappleton by Ryan Green. Lee Bell delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Sam Gwynne makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Bell played to the near post, clearance made by Daniel Preston.
    • 36:10 The official flags Leon Constantine offside. Jon Brain takes the direct free kick.
    • 35:43 Marc Pugh produces a cross, save made by Jon Brain.
    • 35:15 Gavin McCallum crosses the ball, Nathaniel Brown manages to make a clearance.
    • 34:57 The referee blows for offside. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.
    • 34:31 Ross Draper takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bartlett.
    • 33:45 Edrissa Sonko concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Hessey. Direct free kick taken by Sean Hessey.
    • 31:59 Emile Sinclair takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Bartlett.
    • 31:08 Gavin McCallum is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jon Brain takes the indirect free kick.
    • 30:31 The assistant referee signals for offside against Reneil Sappleton. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.
    • 29:28 Ross Draper gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Green. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Green.
    • 28:38 The assistant referee flags for offside against Leon Constantine. Jon Brain takes the free kick.
    • 27:51 The ball is delivered by Ryan Green, Effort from outside the penalty box by Sam Gwynne goes wide left of the target.
    • 23:18 Marc Pugh is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jon Brain.
    • 22:34 The assistant referee flags for offside against Gavin McCallum. Jon Brain takes the indirect free kick.
    • 22:17 Emile Sinclair takes a shot. Save by Adam Bartlett.
    • 18:13 Emile Sinclair sends in a cross, clearance by Ryan Green.
    • 17:27 Marc Pugh takes a shot. Nathaniel Brown gets a block in.
    • 16:40 Leon Constantine takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Morgan.
    • 15:43 GOAL - Reneil SappletonHereford 0 - 1 Macclesfield A goal is scored by Reneil Sappleton from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Hereford 0-1 Macclesfield.
    • 14:59 Lee Bell sends in a cross. Reneil Sappleton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Adam Bartlett takes the indirect free kick.
    • 13:55 The ball is sent over by Gavin McCallum, clearance made by Richard Butcher. Ryan Valentine produces a cross, Colin Daniel makes a clearance. Unfair challenge on Reneil Sappleton by Daniel Preston results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean Hessey.
    • 12:42 Edrissa Sonko has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 10:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Constantine by Paul Morgan. Ryan Valentine delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save by Jon Brain.
    • 8:12 Unfair challenge on Richard Butcher by Jamie Tolley results in a free kick. Jon Brain restarts play with the free kick, Sam Gwynne delivers the ball. Daniel Preston is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jon Brain takes the free kick.
    • 5:34 Lee Bell takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Marc Pugh.
    • 4:54 The referee penalises Ross Draper for handball. Ryan Green takes the direct free kick.
    • 4:21 Handball decision goes against Lee Bell. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ryan Valentine from left channel, Lee Bell manages to make a clearance.
    • 1:32 Foul by Leon Constantine on Nathaniel Brown, free kick awarded. Sean Hessey takes the direct free kick.
    • 0:43 Colin Daniel fouled by Marc Pugh, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Bell takes the direct free kick, Shot from close in by Nathaniel Brown misses to the left of the goal.
    • 0:10 Gavin McCallum takes a shot. Save by Jon Brain.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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    League Two table snapshot

    As it stood on 6 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Rochdale 34 39 69
    2 Bournemouth 35 8 63
    3 Chesterfield 34 9 60
    4 Bury 34 5 60
    5 Notts County 31 40 57
    6 Rotherham 33 8 56
    7 Shrewsbury 35 7 55
    8 Northampton 35 7 52
    9 Aldershot 34 7 51
    10 Dag & Red 34 4 51
    11 Burton Albion 34 2 49
    12 Morecambe 34 5 48
    13 Port Vale 34 5 46
    14 Accrington 31 -2 46
    15 Crewe 34 -2 43
    16 Bradford 33 -5 43
    17 Barnet 34 -9 38
    18 Hereford 34 -15 38
    19 Torquay 35 -3 36
    20 Macclesfield 33 -9 35
    21 Lincoln City 34 -20 35
    22 Cheltenham 34 -16 31
    23 Grimsby 34 -21 27
    24 Darlington 31 -44 15


    see also
    Keith Alexander: A legend remembered
    04 Mar 10 |  Lincoln
    Johnson pays tribute to Alexander
    04 Mar 10 |  Notts County
    Macclesfield boss Alexander dies
    03 Mar 10 |  Macclesfield


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