Silkmen in emotional win: Match Review

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Macclesfield celebrated the life of late manager Keith Alexander with a 2-0 win over Hereford thanks to goals from Ricky Sappleton and Emile Sinclair.

The Silkmen wore special shirts printed with "Rest in Peace Gaffer" on the back in the minute's silence in Alexander's memory before the kick-off.

Once hostilities commenced Hereford swept on the attack with Gavin McCallum forcing Jon Brain to save at the foot of the post.

Down at the other end Matt Brown headed inches wide of the post from a Lee Bell free-kick before the Silkmen went in front in the 16th minute.

Sappleton picked up the ball just outside the penalty area before drilling it past goalkeeper Adam Bartlett into the roof of the net.

Macclesfield continued to push forward and only a block by Bartlett stopped Sinclair putting the Silkmen further in front in the 32nd minute.

Bartlett also dived full length to push a curling shot from Ross Draper away to safety and seconds later smothered the ball at the feet of Sappleton.

Play continued to switch from end to end and only a spectacular save by Brain stopped Sam Guinne equalising with a 25-yard volley in the 58th minute.

But four minutes later Sinclair weaved his way into the penalty area before landing goalkeeper Bartlett to score from close range to secure Macclesfield's victory.

Hereford striker McCallum had a chance to pull one back for the Bulls but the Canadian headed over the crossbar with only the goalkeeper to beat.

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Lee Bell
Ross Draper
Hereford United
Gavin McCallum
Macclesfield Town
Emile Sinclair
Adam Bartlett

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