Date: 8th March 2010 at 3:37pm
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It was a highly emotional day at Hereford United`s Edgar Street ground this weekend as the Silkmen were 2-0 winners.

With the players clearly playing for the memory of manager Keith Alexander, goals from Ricky Sappleton and Emile Sinclair were enough to take three vital points back to the Moss Rose.

The players need to be congratulated on their passion and professionalism in the 90 minutes on the pitch in a match which was topped and tailed with tributes to Keith Alexander.

The match began after an immaculately observed minute`s silence before the players threw t-shirts bearing the legend ‘RIP Gaffer` into the crowd.

The Silkmen were the better side from start to finish in the match itself as they took the lead through a lovely curling shot from Ricky Sappleton in the first half.

The home side were restricted to long range efforts and were regularly thwarted by the linesman`s flag.

The Silkmen`s second goal came, fittingly from a player who has been backed heavily by Keith. Emile Sinclair, who has been showing more and more ability with the ball at his feet in recent games, picking up a through-ball, touching the ball past the ‘keeper and slotting it into an empty net.

But football itself was really secondary as the full time whistle saw players and directors joining the fans in emotional scenes which saw many tears shed as Hereford fans looked on and applauded.