Date: 13th December 2009 at 11:55am
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Macclesfield Town win their first match in seven as goals from Ben Wright and Emile Sinclair (2) saw Hereford beaten 3-1.

The Silkmen had been on the back foot for most of the half, with Hereford United dominating the possession but managing to do very little with it. Jon Brain had a quiet morning as the Silkmen`s defence, marshalled by the excellent return of Shaun Hessey, limited the visitors to long range shots. Jon Brain had to be on form to drop to his left and palm a shot around the post.

But the game turned on a moment late in the half as Emile Sinclair raced on to a through-ball and got away from two defenders. The much maligned forward answered some of his critics by hitting a shot that just beat the despairing dive of Bartlett in the Hereford goal.

The goal lifted the entire side and the Silkmen continued to attack. The second goal came just two minutes later when another under-pressure forward, Ben Wright, was in the right place at the right time to poke home in a goalmouth scramble.

The second half saw the Silkmen improving and taking the game to the visiting side, with Sinclair coming close when firing at the legs of Bartlett, but he notched his second after 68 minutes, again using his pace to get away from his man and run on to a Ben Wright through-ball to slot home from just inside the area.

The Silkmen looked for a fourth and almost got it when John Rooney found Izak Reid with a quick free kick, but Izak saw his shot saved.

Jon Brain, who had played well, was close to earning another clean-sheet until Leon Constantine curled a right footed shot into his top corner.

All in all a good win for the Silkmen who kept the gap between them and the bottom two at seven points.


One Reply to “Macclesfield 3-1 Hereford”

  • emile sinclair played awesome for me he was creative and always asking for the ball. Ben wright where ever was better than we have seen him before and by capping it off with a goal

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